Manchester City will bid a fond and emotional farewell to legendary striker Sergio Aguero when his contract expires this summer.
Treasured by City fans and a global icon of the game, Aguero is one of the most decorated and respected footballers to wear the sky-blue shirt.
He joined City in the summer of 2011, making an immediate impact by scoring twice and creating an assist on his thirty-minute cameo debut in a 4-0 home win over Swansea City. It was a dramatic and impressive start that gave an indication of what was to follow.
One renowned such moment would include his heart-stopping goal in the unforgettable final game of that same season against QPR which secured the Club’s first ever Premier League title.
Sergio went directly to become City’s record goalscorer, overtaking Eric Brook’s 78-yr document while he struck in our 4-2 win at Napoli in 2017, and performed a leading role inside the Club’s 3 further Premier League titles, one FA Cup and 5 League Cups.
In general, he has accrued an amazing 257 goals in 384 appearances.
He is broadly seemed as one of the greatest players of the Premier League technology and is the opposition’s most deadly goalscorer in phrases of goals scored consistent with mins performed.
Indeed, he is the very best scoring overseas participant in Premier League records – and in January 2020 he overtook Alan Shearer to set the record for the most Premier League hat-tricks after registering his twelfth away at Aston Villa.
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City Chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak has found out that a statue of the City striker has been commissioned to face along the ones presently in work to honour Sergio’s former crew-pals David Silva and Vincent Kompany. His legend will further be marked by means of the installation of devoted and permanent mosaic on the City Football Academy.
Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years can not be overstated. His legend might be indelibly etched into the recollections of all people who loves the Club and perhaps even in people who sincerely love football.
“This is not yet the moment for farewell phrases and speeches. There continues to be an awful lot to attain in the the rest of the time we’ve got with Sergio, and we look forward to his contributions to the demanding situations which lay ahead.
“In the interim, it gives me fantastic satisfaction to announce that we can be commissioning an artist to create a statue of Sergio to live at the Etihad Stadium alongside those under construction for Vincent and David. And we stay up for the opportunity to bid Sergio a becoming farewell on the end of the season.”
The Club will now begin work on plans to mark his departure on the final home recreation of the 2020/21 season towards Everton, when it is was hoping that lots of supporters could be permitted to wait Etihad Stadium to pay tribute to his exceptional contribution and achievements.