Aguero to leave Man City at end of season after 10 years

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MANCHESTER, England — Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season after 10 years at the club following its decision to not offer the striker a new contract.

The Argentina international has a club-record 257 goals in 384 appearances for City since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

One of those goals was arguably the most famous in City’s history — the stoppage-time winner against Queens Parks Rangers on the final day of the 2011-12 season that clinched the team its first English Premier League title.

City made the announcement about Aguero’s future on Monday. He has been restricted to 14 appearances in all competitions this season because of injuries.

“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,” City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said. “His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the club and maybe even in those who simply love football.”

Al Mubarak said a statue of Aguero has been commissioned to stand alongside those currently being made to honour the player’s former teammates, David Silva and Vincent Kompany.


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