EXCLUSIVE: Sergio Aguero is increasingly frustrated over a lack of game time as Man City legend feels he’s being snubbed despite being fit enough to play – and believes Pep Guardiola has already made a decision on his future with deal up in June
- Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s greatest ever goalscorer but is out of favour
- Argentine fears his career at the club could be fizzling out due to lack of action
- He is disillusioned with the way Pep Guardiola has used him in 2020-21 season
- Striker Aguero believes Guardiola has already made a decision about his future
Sergio Aguero fears his Manchester City career is being allowed to fizzle out — and is frustrated by the lack of clarity around his future.
Aguero, 32, the greatest scorer in City’s history and the man whose goal delivered the club’s breakthrough Premier League title triumph in 2012, is out of contract in June along with Fernandinho, another long-serving, key man.
City manager Pep Guardiola said earlier this week that he could not think about making decisions on new contracts for Aguero or Fernandinho because he does not want to become ‘distracted’ while he is trying to win four trophies.
Striker Sergio Aguero fears his Manchester City career might be fizzling out this season
Sportsmail understands, though, that Aguero has become increasingly disillusioned with the way Guardiola has used him this season, particularly in recent weeks when he has been fully fit — having recovered from Covid-19 in January — and anxious to start more games.
The Argentine had hoped to be in Guardiola’s team to face Southampton on Wednesday but remained on the bench until the 72nd minute.
He has started only four matches during this disrupted campaign, the last of which came at home against West Ham on February 27.
The striker is increasingly disillusioned with the way Pep Guardiola is using him this season
Aguero’s season has been hampered by injury but he’s hardly played since regaining fitness
Aguero missed four weeks in the autumn, having damaged a hamstring.
But since returning from the bench against Olympiacos in the Champions League on November 23, he has played just 171 minutes.
It has led the striker to believe Guardiola has already made a decision. City insist that is not the case and say Aguero’s achievements entitle him to leave on his own terms.
Meanwhile, City advanced to the Women’s Champions League quarter-finals by beating Fiorentina 5-0 for an 8-0 aggregate win.
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