Statue for Aguero
Since the revelation that Sergio Aguero would be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season, a number of clubs have been linked with a possible move for the Argentinian forward.
Now 32 years of age, Aguero still has plenty of years left to play at the top level and believes he can still achieve great things before officially hanging up his boots.
The striker was so adored by Manchester City that it has been decided that a statue will be erected in addition to the ones under construction for Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
“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 [Kompany] and David [Silva],” Al Mubarak said.
“And we look forward to the opportunity to bid Sergio a fitting farewell at the end of the season.”
City’s modern history is growing with Yaya Toure also having recognition at the club with a plaque at the club’s academy ground.
🙌 @ManCity have unvelied a new plaque at their club academy which is dedicated to Yaya Touré 🔵
— Dugout (@Dugout) May 8, 2018
Benfica in for Aguero
With Aguero leaving, much has been made about where he might end up.
One club which has thrown its name into the ring according to Portuguese media is Lisbon-based club Benfica. The club have supposedly moved quickly to secure the 32-year-old as soon as it was revealed he would be leaving Manchester City.
Aguero has never played in Portugal having joined Spanish side Atletico Madrid from Independiente before making the move to northwest England.
Benfica are noted to be looking out for a striker and have previously been credited with a move for Diego Costa.
MADRID, SPAIN – APRIL 22: Diego Costa of Atletico de Madrid protests to the referee during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea FC at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
Were Benfica to sign Aguero, it is not known whether that would take their offer to Costa off the table or whether the two former Atleti strikers would team up for the first time since they both were in Madrid at the start of the last decade.