Sergio Aguero has revealed he will be leaving Manchester City after the 2018 World Cup in Russia to return to his homeland and play for Independiente.
The 27-year-old arrived at the Etihad Stadium back in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and he has been an integral part of the first team ever since, making 141 Premier League appearances to date.
He has scored a magnificent 94 goals from those outings, with the most crucial of those strikes coming against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the 2011/12 season to hand the Citizens the title in dramatic fashion.
The Argentina international has been the subject of huge interest from several top Europeans clubs over the past couple of seasons but City have been able to hang onto their prized asset.
Aguero signed a new five-year contract back in August 2014 to ease any fears of a possible exit from the club but his recent comments will be worrying to say the least.
The striker, who has scored 16 times from 21 league games this term, looks set to leave a year early from his current deal and he expressed his desire to make a return home.
“In the last few months a lot of things have been said about a new contract, but I didn’t pay any attention,” he said. “It’s clear to me that when my contract ends, after the World Cup, I’m going to Independiente.”
Aguero will be hoping to add the Champions League crown to his collection before his time at the Etihad comes to an end and the club have a chance to achieve that in this campaign.
City hold a 3-1 lead over Dynamo Kiev going into the last-16 second-leg on Tuesday and Manuel Pellegrini’s men are 1.50 favourites to record another win, a draw is priced at 4.20 while the Ukrainian side are a 6.00 outside shot.