Sergio Aguero open to Independiente return in 2019

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All-time Manchester City top scorer Sergio Aguero has always been transparent with his intentions to return to boyhood club Independiente before retiring.

But his latest revelation with Buenos Aires-based network TyC Sports has suggested he could be set for a return to Argentina as early as 2019.

The 29-year-old scored 23 times in 56 appearances for Independiente before being snapped up by Atletico Madrid in 2006 for a then-club-record €20 million.

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Sergio Aguero established himself as a top-tier striker in Europe during a five-season spell with Atletico Madrid, playing alongside the likes of Fernando Torres and Diego Forlan. He scored 101 times in 234 appearances, winning the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in 2010, earning a move to Manchester City.

“The idea was always to go back to Independiente when my contract with Manchester City runs out in 2019,” said Aguero.

Independiente fans would welcome the City hitman back with open arms, having not tasted domestic success since 2002/03, the season where Sergio Aguero made his debut as a professional footballer.

Sergio Aguero boasts a ridiculous scoring record at club level, reaching at least 20 goals in all competitions in eight of the last 10 seasons, and has just over 300 goals in 555 appearances at club level.

While the rapid rise to prominence of Gabriel Jesus suggested for some that the Argentine’s influence at City would slowly fade out, the veteran goalscorer once again illustrated his importance to Pep Guardiola’s squad, scoring 10 times from 12 appearances this season.

“I have an option to extend one more year with City where it’s the priority but it’s always an option.”

Sergio Aguero is the Premier League’s joint-top scorer alongside Tottenham’s Harry Kane, and has been named in Jorge Sampaoli’s Argentina squad for friendlies against World Cup hosts Russia and Nigeria.

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