Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a fresh five year contract with the club while midfielder Javi Garcia has left for Zenit St. Petersburg.
Sergio Agüero has singed a fresh five year contract, making him the third Manchester City player this week to sign an extension. He joins Vincent Kompany, and David Silva in doing so.
Agüero joined City from Atlético Madrid in 2011 and has become a fans-favorite due to his prolific goal-scoring as well as likable nature. The Manchester club confirmed the news that the talismanic striker had signed a deal which would keep him with the club till 2019.
There were rumors doing rounds from time to time that the player could head back to Spain to join one of the Spanish giants, but Aguero insisted that this was just speculation and that he wants to see out his contract.
“The reality seems to be that ever since I came here, during every close season, there have always been rumours suggesting that I might be returning to Spain,” Agüero told the club’s official website.
“There has always been this speculation, but I certainly never pay much attention to it. People hear this stuff flying around and they take it seriously, but I can tell the fans and everyone at City to relax – I’m going to be here until I see out my contract.”
“Each year, I aim to better the previous one,” he added
“Last season was incredible but I’m not just satisfied with two Premier League titles – I want more and I can achieve them here alongside my team-mates.
“We have enjoyed lots of success and some incredible moments, but the overall vision for the future and where we are going are the reasons why I wanted to stay here – to win trophies and to keep making history through my best years,” said Agüero.”
Since his arrival on 28 July 2011, the 26-year-old has lifted two Premier League titles, the Capital One Cup and the FA Community Shield.
Meanwhile, City midfielder Javi Garcia has joined Zenit St Petersburg on a five-year contract for a fee of £13m.
City bought the midfielder in 2012 from Benfica and paid £16m for the Spain international. Garcia has failed to establish himself as a regular starter under both Mancini as well as Pellegrini, despite winning the Premier League and one Capital One Cup (both last season) along with an FA Cup under Mancini, during his tenure. He didn’t have the brightest of starts in England due to a troublesome thigh injury. He has featured in 71 competitive games over the past two seasons, although most of his contribution has been from the bench.
Manchester City wished the midfielder success for the future. Their official website read: Everyone at the club would like to thank Javi for his contribution and wish him all the best in his future career.
Garcia will link up with former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas at the Russian club.