BEVERLY HILLS, May 23, (THEWILL) – As the English Premier League sides clash for a final day of fixtures, one of the best strikers to have played in England, Sergio Aguero, was given a guard of honour by teammates ahead of his last-ever game for Manchester City with the socially-distanced crowd joining in with applause.
The 32-year-old is leaving the Etihad club on a free transfer at the end of the season after a decade of incredible service and record-setting, which includes five premiership titles. In fact, City fans will not forget how his iconic goal against QPR sealed the club’s first-ever Premier League crown in the 2011/2012 season.
The Argentine ace featured in 388 matches scoring 258 times, including 182 Premier League goals in 274 matches as a record for a foreigner in the EPL.
He was included in the Matchday squad by Manager Pep Guardiola who named Aguero on the bench for his final game in the league.
Although that will be as far as it goes for Aguero in the Premiership, there is still the Champions League final against Chelsea to come next weekend and he will most likely feature.
But, ahead of the game against Everton at the Etihad, City players lined up on the pitch to give Aguero a well-deserved guard of honour –all in front of fans finally back inside the stadium.
All is set for Aguero to join Catalan side Barcelona on a two-year deal and Guardiola is turning to wantaway Tottenham star Harry Kane to fill the void left by “Kun” according to reports coming from the Etihad.
The striker thanked fans in an emotional response to the love they expressed for him, for their support during his decade-long stay at City. He said: “My message to the fans is: ‘Thank you. Thank you to the City fans for always supporting me. I owe a lot to the people at this club because I have the City fans to thank for everything.”