Just a few weeks ago, Kun Aguero was still Man City’s main man, but the arrival of a Brazilian rival has shaken up the Argentine’s world….
Pep Guardiola’s summer arrival to Manchester City was supposed to be the final piece of the jigsaw in order for the Citizens to take a firm grip on the Premier League and mount a serious challenge for the Champions League.
Sergio Aguero was the club’s star striker, the man whose 93rd minute winner against Queens Park Rangers captured the title in 2014 and who was rapidly closing in on Erik Brook as the highest scorer in their history.
It was a partnership that City supporters were relishing and Aguero’s future couldn’t have been clearer.
The Premier League’s leading scorer two seasons ago and second only to Harry Kane last year, Aguero was expected to score plenty more under Guardiola, perhaps bring home another league title and maybe even lift the Champions League before his contract expired and he bid a heroic farewell to the Etihad as the club’s idolized top scorer and returned to boyhood club Independiente.
That was the dream; reality is proving very different this season.