Pep Guardiola believes that Sergio Aguero could go on to play for at least five more years following his departure from Manchester City. With Aguero’s future now settled, it’s understood that City will now step up their plans to sign Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and are confident in landing Europe’s most sought after player. However, Guardiola has labelled Aguero as ‘irreplaceable’ in a glowing tribute to the striker.
Pep Guadiola said: “Sergio is irreplaceable. I could say in terms of numbers he can be replaceable but it’s not easy. When you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals, the amount of titles. He’s a legend, the best striker I ever had at this club through the years but he’s irreplaceable in the mind for our fans, to our people and to the players that played alongside him or the manager who worked with him. A fantastic person and human being. I’m pretty sure if his mind is still aggressive like he is, he can stand his career longer for two, three, four or five years. I still think he has interesting goals to score for us this season. Fortunately, he’s only been one year out. We’ve had a lot of success but we’ve missed him in some moments. To have a special quality like this is so difficult to find – the sense of goal, the quality when he’s sharp. Especially when he’s sometimes angry and he’s upset he makes energy in his legs and is able to close to the box to make these runs for 5-10 metres… When I took over the club, he was one of the guys who helped. Not just him – we had Joe Hart, Pablo [Zabaleta], Vincent [Kompany] and David [Silva]. Many, many players helped this team to take a step forward and of course he was one of them. When he came here the club was at one level and he helped put the club at a higher level and that’s why all the people and the fans are grateful. Without them it would not be possible to achieve what we have in the last four or five years, that’s for sure.”
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