If Sergio Agüero joins a rival Manchester City at the end of his contract, Pep Guardiola assures that he will not blame him.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said he only wants the best for club history top scorer Sergio Agüero. And this, even if the Argentine chooses to join a Premier League rival at the end of the season. Agüero, who has scored 257 goals in 385 appearances and won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups at City, will leave the club after his contract expires at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old’s name is linked to several English and foreign clubs. Guardiola was asked the question as to whether he would prefer his Argentinian player to go abroad, or to stay in the Premier League, at the risk of facing and beating City next season. “We all wish him the best. Finding the best for Sergio in the last years of his career,” Guardiola said ahead of the home game against Leeds.
Guardiola: “Sergio is a lovely person”
“We will be delighted with the decision he makes – the best for him, his family and his career. My preference is his preference. His preference is mine. The best for him is the best for us.” Agüero has been a secondary player this season, settling for nine league appearances. But Guardiola has expressed the wish that the striker can regain form and play a role in the home stretch.
“Anything can happen. Everything can change quickly for good or for bad. Everyone has to be ready and I hope Sergio can be ready quickly,” said Guardiola. Sergio is a lovely person with specific qualities and skills. understand that, and I understand that he needs time to be in the best possible condition. ” The Argentine was neither on the pitch nor on the scoresheet at kick-off against Leeds on Saturday.