Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero reveals that he wants to return to Argentina with Independiente once his contract expires in 2019.
Aguero, who started his career with the Buenos Aires club’s Independiente’s youth system before debuting for the senior side at the age of 15. After three years with the first-team, he joined Atletico Madrid then switched to City in 2011.
The 29-year-old has become the club’s all-time record scorer and has been hailed as the hero of City.
When asked about his plans he said: “It came out that Milan and Real Madrid wanted me and – I don’t know where I read it – but they said, “They just spoiled Independiente’s dream.” The idea was always to go back to Independiente when my contract with City runs out in 2019.
“I have an option to extend one more year with City but it’s always an option. The idea is to go back. Now, I’m doing very well and hopefully, we can win the title, but it’s not easy.’
City have also said that Aguero has agreed to a one-year extension after 2019, but with the club pursuing Alexis Sanchez and using Gabriel Jesus up front, the striker may face pressure on his first-team place.
Aguero scored his 178th City goal in just his 263rd game which was in the standard could be achievable in 10 years, but he did it in just six years.
“I never thought I’d reach that record so quickly. Ever since I went to play for Manchester City, we won the Premier League Championship in our first year and I said to myself, “I hope we can grow on this” – then, I started to score, score, score.
“You need over 10 years to get such a record, and I only have played for six years and three months and I’m very happy for doing it in such a short amount of time.”