“Magical”. “King”. “Inspirational”
Micah Richards, Jermaine Jenas and Nedum Onuoha were asked to describe Sergio Aguero in one word; their answers say it all.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero leaves Etihad Stadium this season after 258 goals, ten years and unprecedented achievements at the club.
He has one FA cup, six League Cup triumphs, five Premier League titles and, on 30 May, has the opportunity to add a Champions League medal to his trophies.
His individual achievements are probably even more impressive. He has the best minutes-to-goals ratio in Premier League. He is Manchester City’s all-time leading scorer. He is the top foreign goalscorer in league history. He has more Premier League hat-tricks than anyone before. And he is third in the Premier League all-time scorers list.
After the announcement that this season is his last at the club, his teammates Onuoha and Richards join England midfielder Jermaine Jenas on a BBC Radio 5 Live to talk about Aguero’s legacy and impact football.
In 2011 Sergio Aguero joined Manchester City for 35 million pounds, aged 23. He played for Atletico Madrid before City. Aguero had already helped Atletico to La Liga success, claimed Olympic gold in 2008 and has won two Under-20 World Cups.
He was good on the ball, great in crowded places, and strong, and there was a comparison that immediately struck in mind- the Brazilian Romario.
He was pretty clear he wanted out of Atletico. It has worked exceptionally well for him as he lead Manchester City to another level and will forever be remembered with the club.
He will be forever associated with that last-ditch goal that won Manchester City the title in 2012, possibly the most popular goal in Premier League history.