City confirm one-year Aguero contract extension

Manchester City have confirmed that Sergio Aguero has penned a fresh one-year extension with the club. The Argentine’s previous contract was due to expire at the end of the 2019/2020 season but he has now penned a renewal which would keep him at the Etihad Stadium until the summer of 2021. City confirmed the extension via a statement, which read: “Sergio Aguero has signed a new Manchester City contract keeping him with the Blues until the summer of 2021.”

Meanwhile, speaking to City TV, Aguero was also pleased to have extended his contract by a further year and he remains hopeful that he stays put with the club for the entirety of the deal, he said: “I am happy for this additional year. My idea was being here for 10 years. I’ve been here for seven years, it’s going to be 10 when the contract expires. Hopefully, that’s going to happen. This was the main reason I signed.”

Aguero’s future with the Citizens had first come under question during the beginning of the previous campaign where Gabriel Jesus was preferred ahead of him for the centre-forward role. However, the Argentine managed to jump ahead of the pecking order as the season went on and he became the catalyst of the club’s title pursuit with Gabriel sustaining a significant injury midway through the campaign.

As things stand, Aguero has pretty much nothing to prove in the Premier League after guiding the team to a third English crown last term but there remains the urge to perform at the European stage where City have not progressed beyond the semi-final phase. Last season, the Mancunian giants were for long deemed as favourites for the Champions League title but their conquest was ended at the quarter-final stage where they were dominated across both legs by Jurgen Klopp’s Manchester City.