Manchester City Star Reveals Doubts Over Future at Etihad Stadium

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero at Etihad Stadium, Manchester, February 5. Aguero has been left out of the City starting eleven in the past two games. Alex Livesey/Getty

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says his future at Etihad Stadium will be “decided by the club.”

Aguero, 28, has been a crucial figure as City has established itself at the top table of English and European football.

But the arrival of Brazilian teenager Gabriel Jesus has seen the Argentinian relegated to the bench for City’s past two English Premier League games, the 4-0 victory over West Ham United and the 2-1 win over Swansea City at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Jesus, 19, has scored three times in his first two games for City, including both goals against Swansea as City snatched a crucial victory in injury time.

“No, no, I don’t want to leave. I have to help the team as much as I can in these three months. Afterwards we’ll see what the club wants to do with me,” Aguero told reporters including The Guardian.

“In three years, my contract is up—that’s why I say I’m happy at the club. In these last three months that are left I have to help the club and, as I say, the club will decide if I have a place here or not.

“Sometimes this happens. When you’re on the bench you have to wait for your opportunity. I have three months to do my best and try to help the team and we’ll see what happens with my future. He [Jesus] is a great player. He’s a very young player but he will learn a lot at City and he will have a great future at the club.”

City next travels to the English south coast next Monday to face struggling Bournemouth.