Manchester City have been one of the most successful teams in England for over a decade now, racking up five Premier League titles since the 2011/12 season as well as numerous other domestic trophies.
One figure that played a massive part in the Manchester club’s success throughout that period is Sergio Aguero.
In those appearances, the striker racked up a total of 260 goals and 73 assists along the way, easily making himself a club legend and one of the best foreign players to ever grace the Premier League.
After leaving Pep Guardiola’s side last summer, the 33-year-old unfortunately had to call his playing career to an end shortly into his time at Barcelona after being diagnosed with a heart condition.
With the reigning Premier League champions going through this current season without the Argentine, it seems as though they have their eye on signing a player during the upcoming summer transfer window that could be their next version of Aguero.
Last month, it was reported that the Etihad Stadium outfit were interested in signing Stade Reims striker Hugo Ekitike.
In 25 senior appearances for the French club, the 19-year-old has found the net ten times, showing that he has a knack for scoring at such a young age, as Aguero had before he fully blossomed in Manchester.
He also has the highest number of shots on target (15) at his club in Ligue 1 this season as well as the joint-highest number of successful nutmegs, making him an absolute nuisance to play against for defenders in French football.
Labelled as an “outstanding talent” by journalist Graeme Bailey, Ekitike has a reported price tag of £17m, which is a snip compared to some of the transfer fees that City have shelled out in the past.
Moving forward, should the Manchester club feel the need to make a potential investment in a player that could well grow into being a long-term attacking star for the team, then launching a swoop for the Frenchman should be in their thinking once the summer window opens.