In light of growing speculation regarding the future of Sergio Aguero both the striker and City chief executive, Ferran Soriano, have quashed such claims. Earlier in the week it was reported that Aguero was unhappy due to being away from his son, Benjamin, after separating from his wife, Giannina Maradona, earlier in the season who are both now back in Argentina. On Friday, Soriano said:
He’s not leaving. This has gone on and on and on. We have had discussions with Sergio and his agent about several things and he has never expressed the willingness to go. We have never had an offer and even if we did we would say no.
Aguero then went one step further and dimissed the reports as rumours. When speaking to The Sun he said:
There are always rumours in the summer but I am very happy at City. I’m going to work hard and everything else is just rumours. Every player wants to play in big teams that win titles. We didn’t win anything last season but we have won trophies in the last few years so there is no reason to go.
There is no doubt that Aguero is City’s prized asset up front. Keeping hold of the Argentinian is essential as City plan an overhaul of the squad which will hopefully challenge on all fronts for silverware next season.
Written by Robert Toole