It was confirmed Sergio Aguero will be leaving Manchester City this summer and the world-class striker ended his City swansong as he started it; a brace off the bench against Everton on the final day of the season to end his Premier League legacy.
The Argentinian arguably leaves as the City’s best striker after becoming the top goalscorer, most legendary moment and his devotion to the club. One of the best Premier League strikers of all time.
Sergio Aguero Leaves Manchester City On a High
Aguero Legacy As One of Best Strikers in the League
He joined Manchester City in 2011 just before the season kicked off. He made an immediate impact when he came on as a sub versus Swansea City scoring two goals and an assist to David Silva in roughly 30 minutes. The assist to Silva was remarkable because he saved it from going out of bounds and allowing Silva to score an easy tap-in. Aguero’s second goal was an absolute screamer in which the goalkeeper had no chance to save it.
Later that season he scored the most iconic goal in Premier League history. His stoppage-time goal versus Queens Park Rangers won Manchester City their first league title on the season’s final day. That goal also prevented rival Manchester United from another title. It was a strike into the left corner of the net the goalkeeper could do nothing to prevent it.
Martin Tyler summed it up perfectly: “I swear you’ll never see anything like this ever again.”
“The greatest moment I’ve seen in Premier League football.”
It started with the rise of Manchester City’s dominance in the Premier League and Aguero was a major factor. That goal brought so much emotion to Manchester City fans who haven’t experienced a Premier League title in their lifetime. In his first season, the 32-year old vastly exceeded expectations. Manchester City fans will always be grateful for the joy Aguero brought them on that day.
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Sergio Aguero’s 244 goals for Manchester City is the most by any striker but sits behind Alan Shearer in the all-time list. The Argentinian striker’s historic career in England has seen him score the most hat-tricks in Premier League history with 12.
His goals and form against the top six have been remarkable, scoring 54 goals and 13 assists against the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal. The most coming versus Chelsea with 15 goals and three assists. The prime example of a big-game player.
In the Champions League, he has 40 goals and his most notable performance was against Bayern Munich. He scored a hat-trick in this game and was the reason they came from behind to win. He scored two goals to seal a 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich. The last goal coming in stoppage time.
During his prime, Aguero could have easily left and gone to bigger clubs such as Barcelona or Juventus but he loved Manchester City so much he stayed. His loyalty rivals quarterback Tom Brady stayed with the New England Patriots until they did not want him anymore and he signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady won the Super Bowl and Aguero could do the same by winning his new team a league title or Champions League. He is famous for saying he will not leave Manchester City until we win the Champions League which he could do before leaving. Hopefully, his teammates can help him win it in his final season with the club.
Aguero has affection for the fans and thanks to them for all the support they have given him. Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last ten years cannot be overstated. His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the Club and maybe those who simply love football.” He will be given an emotional farewell and a statue will be constructed for him. Hoping fans will be able to attend his final home game to express their gratitude for him.
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