Sergio Agüero

Manchester City confirm Sergio Aguero will leave club in the summer

Robbie Copeland
Aguero will depart at the end of the season
Aguero will depart at the end of the season / Visionhaus/Getty Images

Manchester City have confirmed Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season, bringing a glorious ten-year association to an end.

The 32-year-old joined City in 2011 and has gone on to become the club's all-time top scorer, netting 257 times to date.

He's fired them to four league titles and looks set to get his hands on a fifth this season with City holding a 14-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.

But his fifth will be his last as City confirmed he will walk away once his contract expires in June. Perhaps the club's best player of all time, Aguero will have a statue built in his honour outside the Etihad Stadium.

In a club statement, City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated. His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the club and maybe even in those who simply love football.

“This is not yet the moment for farewell words and speeches. There is still much to achieve in the remainder of the time we have with Sergio, and we look forward to his contributions to the challenges which lay ahead.

“In the meantime, it gives me great pleasure to announce that we will be commissioning an artist to create a statue of Sergio to live at the Etihad Stadium alongside the ones under construction for Vincent and David. And we look forward to the opportunity to bid Sergio a fitting farewell at the end of the season."

City also announced plans to mark his departure with a celebration in their final home game of the season against Everton, hoping that thousands of fans will be able to attend the Etihad on 23 May to bid the Argentine farewell.