Speaking recently on the Ask Ornstein YouTube show, David Ornstein discussed the future of Manchester City centre-forward, Sergio Aguero.
Since joining City from Atletico Madrid in what was a £36 million deal back in 2011, Aguero has gone on to feature 379 times for the club, scoring a remarkable 265 goals and providing 73 assists along the way.
And, with the Argentina international’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, and with the centre-forward yet to put pen to paper on a new deal with City, the future of Aguero looks rather uncertain at present.
This was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Ask Ornstein YouTube show, in which Ornstein suggested that Guardiola may look to move the 32-year-old on in a bid to reshape his squad.
He said: “Sergio Aguero is now in a position to sign a pre-contract agreement with a foreign club. His Manchester City deal expires in June, that’s the same month that he turns 33, so a big decision ahead for both parties.
“As far as I know, City are yet to approach Aguero for talks over a new contract. That can change at any moment. But if it doesn’t, then he’s on his way.
“He’s been a great servant, one of the finest strikers of his or any generation. But, he has suffered from a lot of injuries of late. To my knowledge, he loves it Man City, he would really like to extend his stay further, and that’s a view, I believe, shared by many at the top of the club.
“But perhaps we should be asking if it’s a view shared by Pep Guardiola, because the pair have not always had the smoothest of relationships. Pep Guardiola, having signed a new contract of his own, will be looking to reshape his squad somewhat over the summer. Will that include Aguero or not?
“City have been linked with a host of top strikers – the likes of Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Lionel Messi – who of course is a very close friend of Aguero and an international teammate, but I don’t have any concrete information on that.”
Should Aguero get a new contract at City?
TIF Thoughts on David Ornstein’s comments regarding Sergio Aguero’s future…
From his comments, it would appear that Ornstein is suggesting that Guardiola could well be happy to see Aguero on his way this summer, not only be he and Aguero are said to have had their differences at times, but as it would also potentially open the door to the signing of one of their reported targets.
Furthermore, with the 32-year-old not boasting the greatest injury record over the past few seasons, would City really want to carry on paying the striker his reported wages of £230,135 per week to predominantly sit on the sidelines?