Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero admits he ‘doesn’t know’ if he will stay at the club beyond this season, with his contract expiring in the summer, injuries plaguing him, and interest from Barcelona
- Sergio Aguero’s contract at Manchester City expires at the end of the season
- The Argentinian has become a club legend since joining them back in 2011
- Aguero has admitted in an interview that he ‘doesn’t know’ if he’ll stay on
- Barcelona are among teams who would be interested in signing him on a free
Uncertainty over Sergio Aguero’s future at Manchester City is set to linger until the end of the season.
The Argentine, whose deal runs out in June, has started just four matches in 11 months and is battling knee problems.
Aguero has not scored a Premier League goal since January last season, with City expected to search for a new forward in the summer
Sergio Aguero (right) admitted he ‘doesn’t know’ what he will do at the end of his contract
Aguero’s legendary 10-year stay at Manchester City could come to an end this summer
And the 32-year-old, the most prolific foreign signing in Premier League history, admitted yesterday that he is unsure what the future holds.
‘I don’t know what’s going to happen,’ he said. ‘The first thing that I want to do is play football. Once I start playing, then I will see what decision I have to take.
‘I don’t know where I am going to go at the end of the year. I don’t have an idea. I hope that I can continue (playing) for a few more years.’
City — interested in signing Aguero’s friend and international team-mate Lionel Messi — are yet to discuss an extension. Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland remains a target, while they have been linked to Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku.
Aguero has featured in five league matches in his testimonial year, contracting coronavirus last month just after recovering from a hamstring problem. He opened up on the difficulties of managing his fitness in December, revealing the strength of his knee fluctuates on a daily basis.
Aguero has been an unused substitute in City’s last two games, and Pep Guardiola will hope to call on the veteran over the coming weeks.
Aguero has been working his way back to full fitness after an injury-plagued season to date
Sunday’s trip to Arsenal kicks off a run of nine matches in a month before the international break.
The Premier League confirmed yesterday that City’s home games against Wolves and Southampton had been rearranged for the first fortnight in March, leaving Guardiola contending with a hectic timetable. The City boss said last week that looking at the schedule leaves him ‘depressed’.
The Wolves fixture clashed with the FA Cup tie at Everton, while the Southampton match had been scheduled on the day of the Carabao Cup final with Tottenham on April 25.
Guardiola’s team must play six Premier League fixtures, a Champions League double-header and an FA Cup quarter-final before March 22.
The crammed schedule means City have been afforded just one midweek break all season — enforced over New Year when a sharp rise in positive Covid tests led to a postponement at Goodison Park.