Pellegrini hopes Agüero can remain at City for longer - despite Independiente wish

Manuel Pellegrini has stated his belief that star striker Sergio Aguero could still have a longer future at Eastlands, despite his public wish to return back to his native Argentina to boyhood club Independiente when his current contract expires in 2019.

Pellegrini hopes Agüero can remain at City for longer - despite Independiente wish
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Aguero eager to return to boyhood club Independiente

Manchester City striker Sergio Agüero has effectively quashed talk of a European move away from the sky Blues, by saying he intends to return to boyhood club Independiente once his current contract expires. The talented 27-year-old, who has been a revelation in the blue half of Manchester since his £38million pound arrival from La Liga giants Atletíco Madrid in 2011, has three years left on his current contract.

City were eager to discuss new terms with the Argentine at the end of the current campaign, and when asked in his pre-match press conference ahead of their trip to Carrow Road against Norwich City, Pellegrini said that Sergio may still remain a City player for a few years longer.

Pellegrini hopes forward can stay at City for longer period, despite wish

"Sergio knows why he wants to do it [make the move back to Argentina]. Maybe he can be happy to return to Argentina, but Kun has a lot more years here in Europe - it's difficult to talk about what will happen in two or three years because players change their minds."

Sergio is City's most important player, and in him they have a reliable world-class talisman who always conjures up goals and creates chances for teammates when they need him most. Having scored 128 goals for the Citizens since his switch to England's top flight, he's 50 behind the club's record goalscorer, Eric Brook.

Aguero (pictured) scored two against Villa in his last fixture, and has netted 21 goals in all competitions already this term | Photo: Getty
Aguero (pictured) scored two against Villa in his last fixture, and has netted 21 goals in all competitions already this term | Photo: Getty

As quoted by radio station Independiente en la Uno, Sergio said the following:

"I'm giving you my word that I want to return to Avellaneda when I leave England. I dream of playing alongside my brothers."