Sergio Aguero is set to leave the Etihad after 10 years since joining the club.
A statement released today Monday 29th March indicates the 32-year Argentine will be playing his last season at the Etihad stadium.
The Argentine superstar joined Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and have since made history with the club becoming the top scorer in the club having broken a 78 year old record previously held by club legend Eric Brook with 257 goals scored in 384 appearance for the English side.
In all, the Argentina international has helped City win four Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and five League Cups over his 10-year stay, with the club still chasing a quadruple this season.
The 32 year old has however not had a good season so far having made only 14 appearances due to injury set backs.
The club stated that the agreement for Sergio Aguero to leave the club was a mutual agreement and that the Srtiker will remain to be in the hearts of the club as well as its fans.
The club chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: "It gives me great pleasure to announce that we will be commissioning an artist to create a statue of Sergio to live at the Etihad Stadium alongside the ones under construction for Vincent [Kompany] and David [Silva].
"We look forward to the opportunity to bid Sergio a fitting farewell at the end of the season."
Manchester city Manager Pep Guardiola in an interview said that he had held a one on one meeting with the striker before the announcement was made. This further explains the mutuality of the agreement between the player and the club.
shortly after the announcement, Sergio Aguero made a statement expressing his gratitude and farewell to the City fans after 10 years of wonderful football.
In a statement, Aguero said: "When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise.
"A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole ten seasons - unusual for a professional player 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 contributions of many players, we earned a place among the greatest of 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."
Ealier reports that the Argentine striker may join his National team Lionel Messi at Barcelona has spiked up with this announcement.
We shall see in the coming weeks where the next destination of the player will be but for now, we wish the player a farewell in the next level of his career.
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