Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero met for late-night talks last night as the Argentine forward’s future remains unclear following the arrival of Brazil international Gabriel Jesus. Reports this morning suggest that City are now prepared to listen to offers for Aguero as he continues to look a shadow of the player he once was.
The City boss and Aguero held lengthy discussions over his future at a Deansgate restaurant last night. Most notably, Aguero wasn’t alone as his own representation was present – not something that would usually be done if the meeting was a casual affair.
Aguero is not tipped to be the forward ideally suited for Guardiola’s style of football and his work-rate, in particular, has come under scrutiny from City supporters. Despite scoring 18 goals this season, Aguero still fails to deliver in big games when City were all too dependent on his big-game moments before 2015.
In addition to Aguero’s work-rate and form, key question marks surround his long-term fitness despite him not suffering from a muscle injury for sixteen months.
Many believe may not believe the 28-year-old should leave the club, and whether he does or not remains to be seen, nonetheless, can anyone remember a game in the past eighteen months where Aguero was devastatingly good?
The Argentine international reportedly signed a one-year contract extension last season, and City are yet to announce the deal officially – why would that be?