Dean Windass spoke exclusively with Football FanCast and hailed Sergio Aguero as a legend of Manchester City, even if he leaves this summer.
The Argentine is Manchester City’s all-time record goalscorer with 256 goals in all competitions and a staggering 180 in the Premier League.
Aguero scored the goal which won Man City their first-ever Premier League title with a 94th-minute strike against QPR in the famous 3-2 win on the final day of the 2011/12 season.
The striker joined City from Athletico Madrid in 2011 for just £36 million and has easily become one of the club’s most loved and talented players in their history.
Despite being 32-years-old, Pep Guardiola still relies on the striker when fit to be the talisman of the team and in doing so he keeps Gabriel Jesus out the side.
Jesus was signed to be the heir to Aguero’s throne, however, it hasn’t gone to plan for the Brazillian as he’s been unable to show good enough form to dislodge Aguero as the main man at the Etihad.
There have been rumours that City’s leading goal scorer will depart for pastures new as he enters the twilight years of his career after giving his best years to City and helping them become a dominant force in the Premier League.
Dean Windass exclusively told Football FanCast that he believes Aguero has given his all to City, but Jesus would not believe to leave the same legacy.
He said: “He’s not past his sell-by date but I think he’s done enough for Man City to walk away as a legend.
“Jesus can’t walk away as a legend. They’ll say he was a great player, I’m not saying he isn’t a great player because he is, but not in the same bracket as Aguero.
“So, when Aguero leaves the club, like Vincent Kompany, he’ll leave as a legend.”
Aguero, who reportedly earns £230,000-a-week, has been at the Etihad for 10 years now and will turn 33-years old later in June. It may be the right way for both to part ways, especially if City can win the league and their first-ever Champions League.
After David Silva left last year without saying goodbye to the fans in person City will be desperate for fans to get back into stadiums to give their best every striker a good send-off.