Manchester City’s record goal-scorer Sergio Agüero will leave the club when his contract expires in the summer, the club have announced.
The Argentina international is City’s record goal-scorer having amassed 257 goals in 384 appearances since arriving from Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2011 and is the highest-scoring overseas player in Premier League history.
Agüero, who turns 33 in June, is most famous for his added-time goal in the final league match of the 2011-12 season against QPR which secured the club’s first Premier League title.
“When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise,” Agüero, who has struggled with injuries and Covid-19 this season, wrote on Twitter. “A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole 10 계절 – unusual for a professional player in this day and age.
“Ten seasons with major achievement, 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.”
Agüero added: “I was to join during the reconstruction era of 2011, and with the guidance of the owners and the contribution of many players, we earned a place among the greatest in 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. 그때, 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.”