Manchester City hero Sergio Aguero has admitted he may leave the club when his contract expires in order to return to his homeland with former club Independiente in Argentina.
Aguero joined City back in 2011 from Spanish side Atletico Madrid, and has since gone on to become one of the most feared strikers in the world – recently surpassing Eric Brook’s record of 178 goals to become the club’s record goalscorer.
But despite his success at the Etihad and current hero status, the 29-year-old has revealed he would be willing to return to his boyhood club in 2019, when his current deal at City runs out, saying that it was always “the idea”.
“It came out that Milan and Real Madrid wanted me and – I don’t know where I read it – but they said, ‘They just spoiled Independiente’s dream’, said Aguero.
“But the idea was always to go back to Independiente when my contract with City runs out in 2019.
“I have an option to extend one more year with City where it’s the priority but it’s always an option.
“The idea is to go back. Now, I’m doing very well and hopefully we can win the cup [title], but it’s not easy.”
[Quotes via Sky Sports]
Aguero’s comments will certainly come as a shock to the system when you consider the direction City is going at the moment, but when you consider the amount of young talent coming through at the club perhaps it is a sign that the Sky Blues are on to something big long-term.