Sergio Aguero signs new three-year Manchester City deal to commit long-term future to the club

The club's all-time leading goalscorer is now tied to the Etihad until summer 2021 – by which time he will be 33.


Aguero has previously talked of his wish to end his career back in his homeland playing for his first club Independiente.

And while that may still happen, he has committed the remainder of this season plus the next two to City.

If he sees out the deal, he will have spent a full decade with the current champions who he joined from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Last season Aguero broke the club's scoring record of 177 with his strike against Napoli in November.


But he has pushed on from there and his double in the Community Shield win over Chelsea at Wembley in August took him past the 200 mark.

Aguero said: "My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires.

"Hopefully, that's going to happen. This was the main reason I signed."

Director of Football Txiki Begiristain added: “We are delighted that Sergio is extending his stay at Manchester City.

“He has been so important to this Club since his arrival in 2011 and he remains at the forefront of what we are want to achieve in the coming years.

“We are fortunate to have had one of the best strikers in the world at our Club for so many years and I’m sure our supporters will be thrilled with this news.”

The news is a huge tonic for City boss Pep Guardiola after a disappointing few days.

On Wednesday night, with the manager serving a touchline ban, they slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against Lyon in the Champions League opener.

Aguero is currently joint 10th on the list of top scorers in Premier League history with 146.

 

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