Manuel Pellegrini is confident Sergio Aguero will remain at Manchester City, despite supposed interest in the striker from Spain.
The Argentina international has been a huge success at the Etihad Stadium, following his £35million move from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011. He will go down in club legend as the player who scored the goal which won the Premier League title in his debut season, and has now registered 73 goals in all competitions.
Aguero remains under contract in Manchester until 2017, but he has been linked with a return to La Liga at the end of the current campaign. Barcelona, in particular, are thought to be keen on the services of the 25-year-old, who hit over 100 goals during his five-year stint at the Vicente Calderon. Pellegrini, though, insists City wouldn’t entertain the idea of selling the player, who he also feels is content to continue in England.
“I don’t think the idea of Sergio Aguero is to leave Manchester City,” the Chilean coach is quoted in the Sunday Mirror. “Sergio is very happy here. You never know what can happen in the future, but he is a very important player here. Big clubs do not sell their best players and I don’t think Sergio Aguero will be going anywhere.”
Aguero, meanwhile, will be vital if City are to overturn a 2-0 deficit when they play Barcelona in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last-16 clash this week. The Catalans are one of the favourites to lift the trophy, but their league campaign hit a stumbling block when they fell to a surprise 1-0 defeat to Valladolid on Saturday, meaning Real Madrid can go four points clear if they beat Levante on Sunday.