Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Manchester City’s all-time record goal scorer Sergio Aguero after the Argentinian confirmed he would leave the club at the end of the season. Having joined City in 2011, the former Atletico Madrid player has scored over 250 goals for the club, and won four Premier League titles, an FA Cup and five League Cups.
The Argentinian took to Twitter to thank the club and fans for the love and support they showered on him during his decade long stay at City.
Speaking to Sky Sports, Pep Guardiola claimed Aguero as ‘irreplacabale’, and credited him for taking Mnachester City to the next level. The Spaniard added “Sergio is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of numbers he can be replaceable; it’s not easy when you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals, the amount of titles.”
“So it’s the legend, the best striker this club has ever had for this century through the years, but is irreplaceable in the souls, in the hearts, in the minds of our fans, of our people, of the players that played alongside him and all the managers who worked with him.”
“We were so lucky, the guys who came after him – me as a manager for example. We took over the club and he was one of the guys like Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, many players helped this club make a step forward and of course he was one of them.”
“He helped us find a club organisation in a higher level. When he came here the club was in one level, and he helped to put the club in a higher level. And that’s why all the people are still here, and of course the fans always will be grateful.”
“Without them, what we achieved in the past four or five years would not be possible, that’s for sure.”