Manchester City's greatest ever goalscorer says he's going to leave in 18 months' time

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  • Sergio Agüero says he will leave Manchester City at the end of his current deal in 2019.
  • The Argentine striker has an estimated market valuation of €89.7 million but he could go for free if he runs down his contract.
  • Agüero wants to play for his boyhood club in Argentina.

Sergio Agüero, Manchester City’s greatest ever goalscorer, says he will leave the club in 18 months’ time.

Agüero joined City for a £38 million ($US50 million) fee in 2011 and has developed into one of the deadliest forwards in Premier League football.

According to Swiss think tank CIES Football Observatory, the 29-year-old currently has a transfer market valuation of €89.7 million (£79.58 million). But City will not get a penny if Agüero decides to run down his contract and leave on a free transfer.

Currently on international duty with Argentina, Agüero told reporters that he intends to return to his boyhood club. “The idea was always to go back to Independiente when my contract with City runs out in 2019,” he said.

Agüero added: “I have an option to extend one more year with City where it’s the priority but it’s always an option. The idea is to go back.”

Agüero joined City in 2011 and has returned 179 goals in six years — two more than his closest rival, pre-war Yorkshire icon Eric Brook.

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