Manchester City have yet to propose a new contract to striker Sergio Aguero but there are “many at the top of the club” who want to offer him a new deal, according to The Athletic journalist David Ornstein.
The 32-year-old can already sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club, but Ornstein also confirms that the Argentinian international wants to sign an extension if he is offered one:
“City are yet to approach Aguero for talks over a new contract. To my knowledge, he loves it at Man City. He would really like to extend his stay further and that’s a view – I believe – shared by many at the top of the club.”
Ornstein’s claim that “many” in City’s hierarchy want to extend Aguero’s contract at the club, suggests that not all hold the same opinion. There is probably a concern about the forward’s recent injury record, which may be influencing their thinking.
The Argentine has struggled to shake off a knee problem this season, and that could play a part in the club being hesitant about offering a new deal. However, manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Aguero is likely to start against Birmingham City in the FA Cup on Sunday so the player’s fitness may not be the only factor in play.