The future of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero is still up in the air, with the Argentinian’s contract with the Citizens set to expire at the end of the season, and you fear that if Erling Haaland were to make the switch to the Etihad, it could force City’s hand with Aguero.
The 32-year-old has missed much of the last two seasons due to injury issues, as well as suffering from the current viral outbreak, which has meant that he has struggled for regular game time in Pep Guardiola’s side.
Whilst he still managed an impressive 16 goals in 24 Premier League appearances last season, his six appearances in the top-flight this season have not produced any goals.
Although he is still only working his way back to full fitness, the former Atletico Madrid man looked a shadow of his former self in the 2-1 win against West Ham recently and he was substituted just after the hour mark by Guardiola.
The Spanish manager has regularly set his side up without a striker at times this season, perhaps due to the indifferent form of Gabriel Jesus, but this has arguably cast further doubt over the future of Aguero in this City side.
Certainly, added competition in the form of Haaland, who has regularly been linked with a move to the Etihad in recent months could well force sporting director Txiki Begiristain into a decision he may not want to make on Aguero, who is surely less likely to extend his contract with the Citizens if he is forced to play second fiddle to the 20-year-old Norwegian.
The former RB Salzburg man was labelled a “beast” by former teammate Ruben Gabrielsen during his time at Molde and his outrageous scoring record during his time in both Austria and Germany has certainly backed that claim up.
After 256 goals in 381 appearances for City in his career thus far, there is no doubt that Aguero will go down as a club legend with the club but you feel that should the prolific Haaland join in the summer, then this season could be the last we see of the Argentinian in a Manchester City shirt.