PARIS: Argentina striker Sergio Aguero says he is proud of his career with Manchester City after announcing he will leave the club once his contract expires this July.
Aguero joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and scored 257 goals in 384 appearances, making him the top scorer at the Etihad.
He scored the winning goal as they overcame neighbors Manchester United for the 2012 Premier League title.
“When the cycle comes to an end, a lot of feelings arise. The feeling of satisfaction and pride stays with me when I can play for Manchester City for a full 10 seasons – something extraordinary for a professional player today at this age.
“I will continue to contribute until the end of the season to win more championships and bring joy to the fans,” Aguero said.
In a statement, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said he would not say goodbye until Aguero left the club, but revealed he had agreed to build a statue of the striker.
“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years has been huge.
“It’s not time to say goodbye. There’s still a lot to be achieved.
“I am pleased to announce that we are interested in sculptors building a statue of Sergio at the Etihad Stadium,” Al Mubarak said.
The 32-year-old contracted COVID-19 in January and has played 14 games for City this season, with three goals scored.
He missed action at the end of last season and the start of the season due to knee surgery in June last year.