Argentina and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero’s future has been a hot topic over the past week.
It was announced on Monday that after a decade of service at the Etihad Stadium, the 32-year-old will depart the current Premier League leaders upon the expiry of his contract in June.
“When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise,” Aguero said.
“A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole ten seasons, unusual for a professional player in this day and age.
“I was to join during the reconstruction era of 2011, and with the guidance of the owners and the contribution of many players, we earned a place among the greatest in the world.
“The task to maintain this well-deserved privileged position will remain on others.
“As for myself, I will continue to give it my utmost for the rest of the season to win more titles and bring more joy to the fans.
“Then, a new stage with new challenges will begin and I am fully ready to face them with the same passion and professionalism that I have always dedicated to continue competing at the highest level.”
Numerous reports from City indicate that Aguero is aware of interest from within the Premier League but would prefer a move to Europe after 10 years at the Etihad Stadium.
As a result, this decision is a boost for the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan, all of whom have been tipped as potential destinations for the Argentine.
Aguero has scored a whopping 181 in 272 goals for the Cityzens since joining the club in the new resolution from Spanish giants Atletico Madrid in a big money move.
The foward sit 4th on the all time highest scorers list in the English Premier League sitting behind Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andrew Cole in the pecking order.