Sergio Aguero: Sterling Sale A ‘Strange Decision’

Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has criticised his former club over the sale of Raheem Sterling to Chelsea.

The England international joined Stamford Bridge for a fee of £47 million in July.

Alongside Sterling, Sergio Aguero won three Premier Leagues, a F.A Cup and five league cups.

“I don’t understand the sale of Sterling,” Aguero said on his Twitch channel.

“There are times they [City] make strange decisions.”


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The decision to sell Sterling probably dates back to Aguero’s time at the club. It’s easy to forget because Sergio Aguero became the club’s all-time leading goalscorer during Guardiola’s tenure, but the City manager wanted to replace him when he first arrived.

The plan was for Gabriel Jesus (who has also left the club), to take the reins. However, Aguero’s outstanding form and adaptation left Guardiola and Jesus with little choice but to accept Aguero as the starting striker.

Now, though, City have Erling Haaland. The Norwegian striker is projected to be one of the most lethal forwards in the game for years to come.

Guardiola has the chance to do what he couldn’t with Aguero or Jesus – mold a striker in his image. 

He already has Phil Foden, who usurped Raheem Sterling in the City pecking order, integrated in the team. As well as that, young Argentine forward Julian Alvarez helps to make up the next phase of City’s attack.


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Gabriel Jesus looks as if he’s going to rip it up at Arsenal, and Sterling is going to be Chelsea’s main attacker.

If their departed players do well at their new teams and Haaland struggles in his first season, it’s not going to look good for Manchester City.

It’s a good thing they’re probably going to win the title regardless.