The former Manchester City star provides his opinion regarding Sergio Aguero’s current exhausting contract.
According to Micah Richards, Sergio Aguero will extend his stay like Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. Earlier this week, the Blues manager stretched his agreement at Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2023. His previous deal was going to expire next summer. And Aguero has also entered into his final year of action with City.
In fact, rumors say that the Argentina international might leave the club as a free agent to go back to his homeland. The 33-year-old will have to make a decision regarding his future after the end of the 2020-21 season. However, it is Richards who believes that Aguero can still make the most out of his career at City. And he also thinks the club’s all-time leading goalscorer will potentially agree to extend his commitment.
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“His intention has always been to finish his career back in Argentina. But I expect now Pep Guardiola has signed a contract extension that Sergio will do the same,” Richards, a former City team-mate of the South American, told the Daily Mail. “Whether it is for 12 months or two years, it is a piece of business I hope City conclude.”
“City will sign another striker in the future. And hopes are high for Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres, but there is nobody like Sergio. There will never be another one like him at Manchester City. And there haven’t been any better in the Premier League.”
Richards added: “If Aguero had been the face of an advertising campaign, would people be more respectful and appreciative of his talents? I often wonder whether we realize what a player we have watched for the last 10 seasons. Aguero has had as big an impact on English football as Thierry Henry.
“He might not be as easy on the eye as Henry in terms of style. But he is a better finisher than the Arsenal legend. Henry, though, will always command affection. He was the man with ‘Va va voom!’ — he is charismatic and played football with a swagger.
“Thierry gave revealing interviews and had a spell as a pundit before he turned to management. If you didn’t support Arsenal, I bet you still liked Henry. Most people, on the other hand, wouldn’t know a great deal about Sergio. It makes me think the fact he is a quiet man who has stopped him from being recognized as one of the greats of the modern era. A striker who Manchester City will never be able to truly replace.”