Manchester City record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season, the club have confirmed.
Aguero’s contract expires at the end of the season and the club have announced that it will not be renewed.
The Argentine striker joined the club from Athletico Madrid in 2011 and he has scored 257 goals in 384 appearances for City.
Sergio Aguero has been a pivotal part of Manchester City’s success in recent years and he has helped the club to four Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups.
Aguero will be honoured with a statue at the Etihad Stadium, alongside Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
A City statement read: “Manchester City will bid a fond and emotional farewell to legendary striker Sergio Aguero when his contract expires this summer.
“Treasured by City fans and a global icon of the game, Aguero is one of the most decorated and respected footballers to wear the sky-blue shirt.
“He joined City in the summer of 2011, making an immediate impact by scoring twice and creating an assist on his thirty-minute cameo debut in a 4-0 home win over Swansea City. It was a dramatic and impressive start that gave an indication of what was to follow.
“One renowned such moment would include his heart-stopping goal in the unforgettable final game of that same season against QPR which secured the Club’s first-ever Premier League title.”
City 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.”