Sergio “Kun” Agüero celebrating after converting against Napoli for the Champions League, a match that resulted in a 4-2 victory for City. (Free Press Photo: BBC Mundo)
“I’ll stay until we win the Champions League,” he said on November 7, 2014. Months before, Manchester City had raised its second Premier League with the player as a figure. It was quite a sensation. He was, and still is, the idol of the English box.
Today, after the announcement that he is leaving, he is one game away from achieving that goal he set when he arrived in the English league. In the semi-final back against PSG, who won 2-0 (4-1), they entered the final minutes just to celebrate with their teammates the historic qualification for the first Champions League final that they will play in Istanbul against Real Madrid or Madrid. Chelsea.
Kun Agüero in June will end a decade as a club forward. His coach, Pep Guardiola, said on the team’s website: “He is a legend, he is the best forward the club has had in its history, over the years. He is irreplaceable in the spirit, in the heart and in the mind of our people, our fans, the footballers or the coaches who work with him ”.
Looks like Sergio Aguero will be signing a two year extension with Manchester City following their ban from Europe!
Who says loyalty in football doesn’t exist anymore? pic.twitter.com/caQKhNJRe7
– RouteOneFootball (@RouteOneFootyy) February 14, 2020
Agüero won the hearts of the ‘Citizens’ fans quickly. On his England debut in 2011, he scored two goals and provided an assist in 4-0 over Swansea.
In that same season, which was round for the South American, he had a perfect ending because he converted a bit agonizing against Queens Park Rangers that was worth the first Premier League title in the history of the institution.
The Argentine national team will leave Manchester at the end of this season when his contract ends, which he extended in 2019 to this date. He will be the historical scorer of the ‘Citizens’ after having broken the mark that Eric Brook had for 78 years.
Today he is on the verge of closing his stay at this club in luxury, which over the years has invested millions of euros to bring the best players. Kun is one of them, but his efficiency has marked the English team forever.
It’s going to be emotional… 💙
– Manchester City (@ManCity) March 29, 2021
Kun has 257 goals in 384 appearances for City. In addition, he is the foreigner with the most goals and the player who scored the most triplets in the Premier League.
– Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) May 4, 2021
Club president Khaldoon Al Mubarak said at the time that “Agüero’s contribution to Manchester City cannot be overstated. In fact they will make him a statue for the work he has done in the club.
“His legend will be indelibly etched in the memory of all those who love the club and perhaps even those who simply love football,” he said.
– The 9️⃣? 🤔 No sir.
Kun Agüero corrected the referee when announcing his change 😅 pic.twitter.com/SQwCCSjfRm
– Goal in Spanish (@Goal_en_espanol) May 4, 2021
Sergio Agüero won thirteen titles with City: Premier League, 2011-2012; Community Shield, 2012, League Cup, 2013-2014; Premier League, 2013-2014, League Cup, 2015-2016; League Cup, 2017-18; Premier League, 2017-18; Community Shield, 2018; League Cup, 2018-19; Premier League, 2018-19; FA Cup, 2018-19, Community Shield, 2019; and League Cup 2020.
The Champions League, that promise that he made in his early days with Manchester City is pending, but only one step away and it all depends on what they do against Chelsea or Real Madrid, whoever advances to the last instance of the 2020 season- 2021.
For more than 10 years this goal has been sought, generations of stars have passed and they did not achieve it.
Kun Agüero is the only one left from those beginnings, what better farewell for him than raising the Champions League with Manchester City. pic.twitter.com/zMjRCFJkxv
— Man City Twitt 🏴 (@mancitytwitt) May 4, 2021
Kun was born in Buenos Aires on June 2, 1988. Since 2004, he has been Argentina’s national team. In his country he played from 2003 to 2006 in Independiente (he scored 23 goals in 56 games) then he traveled to Spain to play with Atlético de Madrid from 2006 to 2011 (in 234 games he scored 101 goals) and in City, which arrived in 2011 , has played 384 games and scored 257 goals).