Manchester City’s top striker Sergio Aguero is leaving after 10 years

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Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero controls the ball during a Premier League match against Southampton at the Etihad Stadium, Gareth Copley/PA Images via Getty Images
  • Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero announced he’ll be leaving the team at the end of this season.
  • Aguero spent a decade with Man. City and helped lead them to four Premier League wins.
  • He will finish out the current season before departing.
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Sergio Aguero, Manchester City’s record-setting striker, is leaving the team when his contract runs out this year.

Aguero, who joined Man. City in 2011, has scored an incredible 257 goals in 284 appearances with the team over the last ten years.

City’s chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak, told AFP a farewell party for Aguero would be held at the end of the season, and that he was commissioning a statue of Aguero to be placed in the team’s Etihad Stadium.

Aguero was instrumental in leading Man. City to four Premier League wins. During the 2017-2018 season, Aguero led the team to score a record-breaking 100 points, a feat never before achieved in the Premier League.

And while the team finished behind Liverpool last year, they’re currently atop the leaderboard for the 2020-2021 season.

Rumors of Aguero’s pending departure began circulating earlier this year after he said in a YouTube video “I finish my contract at the end of the season and I don’t know what to do yet. I don’t have an idea,” Eurosport reported.

“Ten seasons with major achievements, throughout which I was able to become the top historic goalscorer and forging an indestructible bond with all those who love this club – people who will always be in my heart,” Aguero said in a statement posted to Twitter.

Aguero confirmed that he would finish out the season with the team before departing.