Manchester City’s Star Open To Extending Stay At The Etihad: Should Guardiola Hand Him A New Deal?

Sergio Aguero recently went past Thierry Henry’s goal-scoring record which made the South American forward the highest-scoring foreigner in the Premier League. Aguero’s contract is set to expire in the summer of 2021, and recent reports from the Sun suggests that he would be open to signing a year-long extension. Aguero reportedly earns £280,000-a-week, and a new contract would also come with a pay rise for him.

However, he could also move to MLS club Inter Miami who are showing an interest in him. Beckham’s new club Miami has contacted Aguero in recent months for a possible move in the future. Manchester City’s franchise club New York City are also showing an interest.

The Argentina international is still going strong in his thirties when many assumed that Gabriel Jesus would take over the mantle of regularly starting by now. Given Guardiola’s high-intensity playing style, many also felt that Aguero might not be able to fit in his system, but he has carried on strongly.

A year-long extension on the cards

An Etihad insider reportedly said to the Sun, ”Sergio leaves when he decides. He is wedded to City. As long as he is still scoring goals and playing regularly, he has no firm plans about when saying goodbye to Manchester. He is a legend already, and City hate the idea of him leaving in his early thirties and still banging them in somewhere else. It’s likely to be a 12-month annual review option if ‘Kun’ indicates he wants another year to beat Shearer’s record.”

Should Guardiola hand him a new deal?

Given the way the forward is going this season, Aguero should be given a chance to extend for another year. He is still keeping Brazil’s no. 9 away from the first team, and he has shown his importance in recent games by scoring some crucial goals. Aguero has six goals in his last three Premier League appearances. His instincts in front of goal and finishing skills are still sharp as ever.

The club will have to manage his game time as the Argentine forward has suffered from various minor injuries in the last few years. However, every time he gets on the pitch, he looks sharp and raring to go. Aguero is also open to moving to his boyhood club Independiente, but we feel that he is still good enough to play for City for another two odd years.

Hence, a one-year extension would be the right call from the Citizens. However, we believe that might not go well with Jesus, who is still not a nailed-on starter. Reports have linked him to Bayern Munich so it remains to be seen what City would decide.

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