Manchester City’s apparent decision not to offer star striker Sergio Aguero a new contract is currently making the rounds.
Sergio Aguero has been one of the most crucial architects of Man City’ stunning post takeover success. We all remember the Aguerooo moment in the finale of the 2011-12 season which gave City their first PL title.
His hattricks in consecutive games in February against rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in 2019 gave City the momentum needed to overcome Liverpool and win their 4th Premier League title by 1 point.
Aguero has been the face of the club since his arrival from Atletico Madrid. Now, age and injuries are slowly taking their toll on him. His departure next year would be a big blow for the club.
Lets’s look at how Aguero’s departure can play out –
Best case scenario : Aguero’s departure will allow Man City to bring in a young striker who can take over the Argentine’s mantel. This will also allow Pep Guardiola to revamp his side and shift some of the goal scoring onus on to the wingers and midfielders.
The arrival of Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is the best case scenario. City’s interest in Haaland is being reported by all major footballing outlets. The German side are only thinking of selling Haaland if a big offer comes in.
Man City will have to tussle with some of Europe’s biggest clubs for the Norwegian hotshot’s signature.
Worst case scenario: Aguero’s departure would mean a big goal scoring burden on Gabriel Jesus. If Jesus remain with the club, he will have to start delivering the goods which have been expected of him since his arrival.
The Brazilian, though statistically comes out better than expected, is guilty of missing a lot of easy chances. There is also the case of the new signing not working out.
The decline of City’s goal scoring output is the worst case scenario. There have been a lot of big teams who have been drastically affected by the departure of their star players. City will have to make sure they are not one of them.
Sergio Aguero will certainly be City’s all time top scorer for the foreseeable future. He has 256 goals for the club. He may return to Argentine after his time at City but Sergio Aguero will be in Manchester’s thoughts for a long long time.