Manchester Metropolis striker Sergio Aguero will go away the membership on the finish of the season when his contract expires.
Aguero, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, will likely be honoured with a statue on the Etihad Stadium, which is able to stand alongside these of his former team-mates David Silva and Vincent Kompany.
It’s understood to have been a cordial settlement between each events, with Aguero having solely made 14 appearances for Metropolis this season on account of points with well being and accidents.
Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola spoke with Aguero, 32, in particular person on Monday earlier than the announcement was made, whereas chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak known as the striker to tell him of plans for the statute.
The Argentina worldwide has helped Metropolis win 4 Premier League titles, an FA Cup and 5 League Cups over his 10-year keep.
Aguero can be Metropolis’s file goalscorer, with 257 targets in 384 appearances for the membership, surpassing Eric Brook’s 78-year file.
In a press release, Aguero stated: “When a cycle involves an finish, many sensations come up.
“An enormous sense of satisfaction and pleasure stays in me for having performed with Manchester Metropolis for a complete ten seasons – uncommon for knowledgeable participant this point in time.
“Ten seasons with main achievements, all through which I used to be in a position to turn into the highest historic goalscorer and forging an indestructible bond with all those that love this membership – individuals who will all the time be in my coronary heart.
“I used to be to hitch through the reconstruction period of 2011, and with the steering of the house owners and the contributions of many gamers, we earned a spot among the many best of the world.
“The duty to take care of this well-deserved privileged place will stay on others.
“As for myself, I’ll proceed to offer it my utmost for the remainder of the season to win extra titles and convey extra pleasure to the followers. Then, a brand new stage with new challenges will start, and I’m absolutely able to face them with the identical ardour and professionalism that I’ve all the time devoted to proceed competing on the highest stage.”
Metropolis chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak stated: “It provides me nice pleasure to announce that we are going to be commissioning an artist to create a statue of Sergio to stay on the Etihad Stadium alongside those below development for Vincent [Kompany] and David [Silva].
“We stay up for the chance to bid Sergio a becoming farewell on the finish of the season.”