Sergio Aguero has admitted that he’s unsure if this will be his final season at Manchester City, as he enters into the final few months of his current contract.
It’s been an injury-hit last few years for the Argentina international, yet since his arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011 he’s undoubtedly been one of Europe’s best strikers, helping the club to four Premier League titles.
In that nine-and-a-half year spell at the Etihad, the 32-year-old has netted 256 goals in just 379 games for the club in all competitions, as well as producing arguably the most memorable moment in Premier League history with that last-gasp title-winning goal back in 2012.
Now into his tenth season at the club, however, and it’s beginning to look like it could be his last, his current contract set to expire at the end of the season with no agreement, as yet, over whether he will stay an extra year or not.
The forward has netted just two goals for Manchester City this term – both coming in the Champions League – while he’s made only five league appearances, with three of those coming off the bench.
With Pep Guardiola’s side currently on course to earn a third title win in four seasons, and still involved in the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup, Aguero could well end his City career on a high, although he admitted he was unsure what was going to happen regarding his future.
“I will keep playing until my body allows me to. I hope that I can continue for a few more years,” Agüero said, as per The Times.
“Firstly I don’t know where I am going to go at the end of the year. I don’t have an idea [at the moment]. My contract ends in June. I don’t know what’s going to happen. 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.”
One extra motivation for the former Independiente man is his desire to continue competing at international level, with the hope that he can be involved at the 2022 World Cup in just over 18 months time.
“Yes, I want to play [at the World Cup],” he said. “When you play and you play well you imagine that you will get called up.
“It was hard to lose the 2014 World Cup final and then afterwards two consecutive Copa America finals. But I hope that we will have another chance in Qatar.”