According to the Mirror, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero could be on his way out of the club as Argentine club Independiente ramp up their efforts to sign him.
Aguero has been at Manchester City for nine years having signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011. In that time, he’s scored a whopping 254 goals.
Independiente is where the Argentinian actually started his career back in 2003, so it’s fair to say it’s a club that is close to his heart.
The club have now launched ‘Operation Aguero’ in an effort to get the Argentine back to Independiente this summer.
Lucas Pusineri, who is a former teammate of Aguero and the current Independiente boss, has been leading the charge, turning up the charm as much as possible.
Aguero’s contract with City doesn’t actually finish until the end of next season, but Pusineri insists that Aguero will depart if he’s offered the right project.
Pusineri even offered the 31-year-old his favourite shirt number to sweeten the deal.
Pusineri said: “We are saving him [Aguero] the No.10 shirt. have a beautiful friendship with Kun and hopefully I can be his coach tomorrow.
“Hopefully I can meet him again at the club. He must be encouraged by a good project that will surround him well.
“I am excited to see him at Independiente again. I was once his team-mate and now I want to be his coach.
“The steps are being taken and hopefully he can return with good effect and give joy to the fans of the reds.”
The next two or three windows could present something resembling the end of an era for Manchester City as major stars depart.
David Silva is already leaving this summer, Vincent Kompany left last year and Fernandinho is aging and will likely be on his way out soon too.
If Aguero goes too, it really will be the end of an era. Their legacy will be that of one of the greatest teams in Premier League history.