Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has expressed his desire to return to boyhood club Independiente after the expiration of his current deal.
Aguero rose through the ranks at Independiente before moving to Atletico Madrid and subsequently Manchester City in 2011.
He has gone on to become a legend at the Manchester club, helping them win 4 Premier League titles as well as an FA Cup.
Sergio Aguero keen to retire at boyhood club
Aguero has developed into one of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League. He has netted 164 times in 239 appearances for the Etihad outfit.
The Argentine recently signed a contract extension which will keep him at the club until 2021. However, it remains to be seen if City are keen on retaining his services beyond that period.
If not though, Aguero can always return to Independiente who would accept him back with open arms.
“Independiente is always my priority”
Indeed, the striker expressed his desire to head back to his hometown after the expiry of his City contract.
“Obviously the fans [of Independiente] are excited about the return. but I have a contract with Manchester City and I try to focus on these two years that I have got left.”
“Then later I will see [what I’ll do] but obviously, the Rojo [Independiente] is always my priority.”
At Independiente, Aguero netted 23 times in 54 appearances, quickly making a name for himself.
He caught the attention of several top European clubs and it was Atletico that made the first move, signing him in 2006 for €20 million and breaking their club record in the process.
A few stellar seasons at Atletico meant Aguero’s next destination was always going to be the Premier League.
He joined Manchester City in 2011 and has not looked back since. Aguero will be best remembered for the last-gasp goal against QPR way back in 2011/12. That goal sealed the title for Manchester City on the final day of the league season.
When he does depart the club, it will be as a true legend.