Aguero admits considering Man City exit
Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero has revealed he thought about leaving the Premier League club this summer, in order to return to Argentina and first club Independiente, Sky Sports has reported.
Aguero left Independiente for Atletico Madrid in 2006 when aged only 17, turning 18 days after the transfer was confirmed, and spent five seasons in the Spanish capital before switching to City in 2011.
Independiente were relegated last season and Aguero claims the pain of seeing his boyhood club struggle made him consider returning to help them restore former glories. “I love Independiente and when they were relegated I even thought about moving back there,” Aguero said. “I wanted to help the club to go up again. I definitely thought about it, but my agent told me City would have killed us if we had.”
Aguero insisted however that it was not a case of wanting to leave his current club, but rather the love of Independiente that motivated him to even consider such action. “I know my job is at City, I am just saying the thought passed my mind when Independiente went down,” Aguero added. “ I've been very happy at City since the day I came but I'm definitely going to back Independiente, in a few years as I want to finish my career there.”
The Argentina international has made 96 appearances for City, scoring 52 goals, including the crucial, title-clinching goal in the 2011-12 season, his first at the club. Aguero struck late on to give City a 3-2 win over Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the campaign and take the title away from Manchester United on goal difference.
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