Sergio Aguero has dismissed any speculation he could leave Manchester City this summer, insisting he will fulfil the remaining two years on his contract.
The Argentina international has been at the Etihad Stadium since joining from Atletico Madrid in a £38million deal back in the summer of 2011, since when he has been an integral part of their first team picture. Aguero has scored 169 times for the Blues in all competitions, helping them win two Premier League titles and two League Cups during the past six years.
But the arrival of Brazilian youngster Gabriel Jesus in January saw the 29-year-old relegated to the bench on several occasions, as the new-boy made a lightening start to life in England with seven goals in 10 matches. And with Pep Guardiola said to be looking for more attacking options ahead of next season, there has been suggestions it is Aguero who could be sacrificed.
However, the former Atletico star signed a new five-year deal with City in August 2014, and he has now made it clear that he has no intention of leaving the club before this date, telling Xinhua: “I still have two years on my contract. I feel very happy here, so I will stay here until the end of my contract. I have not thought about where to play next. I just want to focus on the work here.”
Contrary to reports, it is unlikely that Aguero will face competition from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang next season. It has been claimed that Guardiola has identified the Borussia Dortmund striker, who top scored in the Bundesliga last term, for a £60million move to Manchester, but takefootball are led to believe the Blues are not currently lining up an offer to sign the 28-year-old.
It could be a different story with Alexis Sanchez, though. The future of the Chile international is one of the more intriguing episodes of the summer window, as he enters the final 12 months of his contract at Arsenal. If he doesn’t agree to sign fresh terms the Gunners could be forced to sell, but whilst Guardiola would certainly be interested, Arsene Wenger would prefer to sell overseas.