Manchester City made it clear during talks with Sergio Aguero on Monday afternoon that he would be 'welcome to return' to the club in any role, according to the latest information to emerge in the aftermath to his confirmed departure.
In a shock statement on Monday night, Manchester City confirmed that the club would not be extending the 32 year-old's contract at the Etihad Stadium, with the Argentine forward free to discuss his next move with potential suitors waiting on the sidelines.
However, during a private meeting with the legendary striker on Monday, the door was not closed on a potential return for Aguero at any given moment in the future, according to the latest information.
As per Charlie Wyett of the Sun, Manchester City informed Sergio Aguero on Monday that he is 'welcome to return to the club in any role' or could play for any of the other City Football Group clubs - with Aguero certainly having plenty of choice, including New York City of the MLS.
However, the feeling is that Sergio Aguero could remain in Europe, and according to the Sun on Tuesday, La Liga giants Atletico Madrid and Barcelona are joined by Serie A's Inter Milan in showing an interest in the forward.
It is suggested that during a private meeting with Pep Guardiola, the Manchester City boss told Sergio Aguero that his Manchester City contract was not being renewed as he could not offer any assurances over playing time.
Manchester City have found great success in recent months without the use of an out-and-out number nine, and have instead opted for the likes of Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bruyne and Bernardo Silva in a more advanced false nine role.
With that being said however, City will almost certainly be entering the summer market in search of a new marquee striker - with Erling Haaland topping their list of priority targets. Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane are also understood to be attractive options to the Etihad hierarchy.
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