Manchester City star striker Sergio Aguero had to watch his team-mates play from the bench for the second game running, and now faces an uncertain future.
Pep Guardiola left Sergio Aguero on the bench in the big clash against Barcelona, preferring midfielder Kevin De Bruyne over the Argentine striker. While Pep said the decision was purely tactical as he wanted more bodies in midfield, it still sent shock-waves around the footballing world. It was telling that the manager was willing to sacrifice their best match-winner in such a big clash.
And now, noted Spanish journalist Graham Hunter has made shocking revelation that all is not well between Aguero and Pep. Appearing on the City Watch Podcast, Hunter said, “ There is a brewing problem between Aguero and Pep if Aguero keeps on doing what he is doing right now. If Aguero doesn’t cure the difficulty about choosing Argentina when he has to bring the A game with Manchester Ciy, he’ll be sent out. ”
“Analytically, things are happening around Kun Aguero, that if they persist with Pep trying to educate them, change them, then he won’t have a future. He’ll be given chance, he’ll be given opportunities, but as many many players repeatedly complained about it, When Pep closes his mind about you, you won’t be told about it, you will just find out.”
Sergio Aguero had started the season in fine form scoring an incredible 11 goals in 6 games, but the worry was the lack of contribution on other fronts.
While one I might argue that as a striker, his primary job is only to find the back of the net, to Pep it’s essential every member of the team is involved in their general play from the goalkeeper to the striker.
Aguero tends to stay high and not get involved in the team’s buildup, is almost static off the ball and his unwillingness to press the defenders is said to be the reason for Pep’s unhappiness with the Argentine, with the manager expressing his wish for Aguero to contribute more to the team after the Swansea game in the Premier League, in a match where Kun scored a brace.
The former Atletico Madrid striker has failed to find the back of the net in his last six games for club and country, missing two penalties.
Still, it’s difficult to imagine Manchester City parting ways with Aguero, who is on-course to become their highest ever goal-scorer. However, if Pep does decide to take the call, expect a world-record transfer fee, with Real Madrid being his long-time admirers.