Pep Guardiola Keeps the future of Sergio Aguero hanging at Man City

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The future of Sergio Aguero at Manchester City is still hanging as the coach of the club, Pep Guardiola has insisted that the performance of the 32-year-old Argentine striker will determine whether his contract would be extended or not.

Sergio Aguero’s contract with Manchester City will expire on June 2021 and he wishes to remain at the club beyond the forthcoming summer transfer window.

But the power to do that is no longer in his hands. The fact that he is the all-time highest goalscorer of the club might not stop Manchester City from letting him go if he does not perform up to expectations.

Sergio Aguero has not been having enough time to prove that he is still the best player at Manchester City. He spent most parts of this season battling different degrees of injuries including coronavirus infection. Unfortunately, all the ill-health happened in the final year of his contract with Manchester City.

Now, the 32-year-old Argentine striker is back to full fitness and is trying to find his way back to a team that has been doing so well without him. In his absence, Manchester City enjoyed a 21-time winning streak and currently topping the league table with 65 points in 28 games, 11 points above second-placed Manchester United.

Hence, Pep Guardiola might not need his service this year even though the club is still in all competitions which means that they might need more players to execute them.

The future of Sergio Aguero hanging at Man City
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero.

However, the Spanish tactician has insisted that if giving of the contract was based on character, Sergio Aguero would have been given another contract before now. He noted that the Argentine striker who has been playing for Manchester City since 2011 needs more game time to get back to his best but the club might not be able to give him that on a platter of gold.

“We cannot forget how long he was out”, Pep Guardiola said. “Now we start to get him better. I know he needs minutes to get to his best condition but we are not maybe in the moment that you can give minutes [for the sake of giving] minutes.

“So we are going to speak, I think the club will speak with his agent and know the situation, and we are going to talk at the end of the season, like with Fernandinho, for example, it’s the same situation…

“We’re going to see. Now it’s coming the best two or three months, and we are going to decide not just him, players on contracts maybe will leave, maybe will loan, maybe players from the academy will come up, maybe we are going to buy players – I don’t know how many.

“So we are going to decide at the end of the season. Now, honestly, I could tell you an answer that I would like, because I don’t know what is going to happen. Because in my mind right now, far away is thinking what is going to happen next season, or to project where the players are going to be next season.”

Sergio Aguero is expected to play for Manchester City later today, March 10 at 19:00 when the table-toppers host Southampton in a Premier League match. A win in the game will keep Manchester City 14 points clear on the first spot pending the outcome of Manchester United’s league match against West Ham on March 14, 2021.