Sergio Aguero Reveals Desire to Return to Independiente
Sergio Aguero has revealed he considered leaving Manchester City to aid former club Independiente and admits he plans to return to the club in the future.
As reported by Martin Blackburn of The Sun (subscription required), the Argentinian striker had a real desire to help his old team recover from their worst season on record:
I love Independiente and when they were relegated I even thought about moving back there. I wanted to help the club to go up again. I definitely thought about it but my agent told me City would have killed us if we had.
The practicalities of Aguero heading back to Buenos Aires would have made such a transfer nigh on impossible. City’s prolific striker—who has scored four goals in six Premier League appearances this season, per WhoScored—recently penned a lucrative contract extension with the Etihad club.
As reported by Manchester City’s official website, the 25-year-old's current deal runs into 2017 and finishes around his 30th birthday. Aguero would almost certainly be forced to pay his own way if a return to Independiente took place before then, a foolish move at this stage in his contract.
Leonel Aguero, the player’s father, claimed his son tried to purchase five players for the Argentinian side across the summer, per Richard Jolly of ESPNFC. Despite trying to help Independiente’s promotion bid with financial clout, his approach was turned down by the rebuilding team.
Manuel Pellegrini will be immensely pleased to see Aguero stay. The Argentina international has remained City’s most consistent forward since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and is famed for scoring the club’s last-gasp title-winning goal in the 2011/12 season.
Martin Tyler’s screaming of Aguero’s name is immortalised in English football history, but despite landing two pieces of silverware at the Blues, the player indicates he will return to Argentina before long, per Blackburn’s report:
I know my job is at City—I’m just saying the thought passed through my mind when Independiente went down.
I’ve been very happy at City since the day I came but I’m definitely going back to Independiente in a few years as I want to finish my career there.
Will Sergio Aguero remain at Manchester City until his contract expires in 2017?
Reports suggest these plans could be on hold if Real Madrid are to launch a January swoop for the player, as reported by Jamie Jackson of The Guardian, but it appears Aguero has his heart set on heading home one day.
Many strikers have passed through the Etihad Stadium’s doors in recent times—including the likes of Mario Balotelli, Roque Santa Cruz and Carlos Tevez—but Aguero is a player who Pellegrini must keep for as long as possible.
Aguero's combination of pace, upper-body strength and lethal finishing ability makes him one of the planet's deadliest weapons and, as proven on many occasions across the past two years, a match-winner for Manchester City.
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