Sergio Aguero of Manchester City shoots during the Carabao Cup Final between Chelsea and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium on February 24, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

According to a recent report by Diario AS, Manchester City’s two-year ban from all UEFA competitions could spark interest from the Spanish capital in Sergio Aguero as Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid look to strengthen their squads next summer. It is believed that the lack of Champions League football for two years could open the door for the Argentine striker to seal a return to Spain where he made a name for himself during his time at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium (via Diario AS).

Aguero’s Legendary Career At Man City

Aguero has been a prolific goal-scorer in England for nearly a decade and has firmly established himself as a Premier League legend. He has won multiple league titles along with other major trophies at the Etihad Stadium so far. The 31-year-old has scored 252 goals in 363 matches for the Citizens which goes to highlight his consistency in front of the opposition goal.

The South American sensation has continued to carry most of his team’s attacking workload in this campaign after netting 21 goals and providing three assists for them across all competitions. Pep Guardiola has managed to get the best out of him over the past few seasons and deserves a lot of credit for his efforts.

Aguero has shown in the past that he is not shy about scoring the decisive goals in the bigger matches which have made him such a fan-favourite in the blue half of Manchester. His last-minute, title-winning strike against Queens Park Rangers back in the 2011-12 season will stand the test of time as one of the greatest moments in the history of football in England.

With Man City currently facing a two-year ban from UEFA, there is no doubt that a striker of Aguero’s qualities will be in high demand at the end of this campaign. The Citizens will find it challenging to keep the player happy without Champions League football for the next two years.

Sergio Aguero of Manchester City reacts during the Carabao Cup Semi-Final match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad Stadium on January 29, 2020, in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The 97-time Argentina international is edging closer towards the twilight years of his playing career so he will be desperate to make the most out of his time left in professional football. It could mean that he might be a bit more open about the possibility of switching clubs this summer to maximise his potential of winning more silverware.

Why The Citizens Cannot Afford To Sanction Aguero’s Departure

Despite losing a yard of pace from his game, Aguero has succeeded in making himself a nuisance in the final third. He excels at making driving runs with the ball and is quite effective when interchanging passes with others around him. However, what makes the Argentine marksman such an exceptional talent is his ability to finish off chances inside the opposition penalty box.

Aguero is a lethal presence in front of goal and is an experienced campaigner in the Premier League. Guardiola cannot afford to let him leave as he has arguably been Man City’s best player this season. With the Citizens set to launch an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, there is a chance that they could get their ban reduced, so the English champions should wait for now before deciding on the future of any of their first-team players. Also, it would be impossible for City to get a player of Aguero’s calibre without Champions League football no matter how much they might be willing to pay. So, this one is really a no brainer.

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