Sergio Aguero Contract: Latest News, Rumours on Manchester City Striker

Christopher SimpsonFeatured ColumnistFebruary 28, 2016

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero runs with the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur's at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday Feb. 14, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Sergio Aguero is reportedly closing in on a new contract at Manchester City. His current deal expires in 2019.

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Aguero Terms Revealed

Sunday, Feb. 28

According to Mike McGrath in the Sun, the Argentinian is poised to earn a new "£250,000-a-week, four-year contract" following City's clash with Liverpool in the Capital One Cup final on Sunday, which will extend his stay at Eastlands by an extra year.

The fresh terms—which will see the striker receive a £30,000 per-week pay rise—mean Aguero will be the highest-paid player in the history of the club.

Per McGrath, Sky Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini said: "Sergio is a top player so it is important. We have the fortune to have him here, and I’m sure this club will try to retain him forever."

Pellegrini will be replaced by Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola in the summer, and the Spaniard will undoubtedly be pleased Aguero's future could be secured prior to his arrival.

The diminutive forward is one of the deadliest strikers in world football and has lit up the Premier League since his arrival at City, for whom he has 126 goals in 191 games.

The 27-year-old has suffered a number of injury problems during his time with the Citizens, but he has bagged well over 20 goals in every season he's had with the club save one, and he's almost certain to do the same this year having already reached 19 for the campaign in just 27 outings.