Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season following the choice not to extend his contract.
It’s unclear whether or not it was a mutual choice. However, Sergio Aguero has a habit of picking up injuries. This season, complications arising from knee surgery resulted in hamstring setbacks.
That, as well as his age (33), will have played a part in the decision by City to not keep one of the all time greats.
“When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise,” Sergio Aguero wrote on Twitter.
“A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole 10 seasons – unusual for a professional player in this day and age.
“Ten seasons with major achievements, throughout which I was able to become the top historic goalscorer and forging an indestructible bond with all those who love this club – people who will always be in my heart.
“I was to join during the reconstruction era of 2011, and with the guidance of the owners and the contribution of many players, we earned a place among the greatest in the world.
“The task to maintain this well-deserved privileged position will remain on others.
“As for myself, I will continue to give it my utmost for the rest of the season to win more titles and bring more joy to the fans.
“Then, a new stage with new challenges will begin and I am fully ready to face them with the same passion and professionalism that I have always dedicated to continue competing at the highest level.”
With 257 goals in 384 appearances, Aguero is the highest scoring foreign player in the Premier League. He has the most Premier League hat tricks with 12, and is the highest scoring player in Manchester City history.