In the wake of Manchester City’s announcement that the club's all-time leading goal scorer Sergio Aguero would not be extending his contract beyond this season, many former players and teammates of the Argentine have spoken out about his impact on the club.
Club legend Yaya Toure stated just how much of a legacy the Argentine will leave on this league upon his departure.
In an exclusive interview with TalkSport, the former Manchester City man had this to say on Aguero and his legacy:
“He’s up there with Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and more and more. A big, big player. A big legend of Man City. Things are coming to an end. With all his contributions to the City fans, club and to the honour, I think it’s well deserved..."
He went on to say, “For me Aguero, everybody know’s how much I love Aguero, he’s always been the best striker in Man City without question.”
Toure claims that he always felt the Etihad club needed a player like Aguero, but when he arrived at the club he noticed much more than the forward's footballing ability.
According to the Ivorian, that’s what will make it even harder for the fans when Aguero departs in a few months time.
“When he came to Man City, he was a short guy but a smiley guy – a nice boy. He just tried to learn and understand. Working with him was a great pleasure. When things are so nice you want to see it carry on, but at the end of the day everything comes to an end", said Toure.
He continued, “It’s hard for fans and ex-players. If he signs for another club it'll be quite difficult to see, but that’s football. He’s by far one of the best strikers City have ever had, scoring something like 200 goals. That’s unbelievable."
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