Sergio Aguero is refusing to get drawn into controversy surrounding Carlos Tevez’s situation with Manchester City, but the striker has revealed that he hopes the matter is sorted out soon.
Tevez has been fined and suspended by City, for refusing to warm up in a Champions League group stage match against Bayern Munich in September. While the Argentine is now eligible to play for the club, Roberto Mancini hasn’t selected the forward as yet.
Tevez has also said that he plans to leave in January, with numerous sides reportedly making enquiries over the 27-year-old's availability.
And Aguero admitted that he is finding the situation extremely difficult, and hopes it will be dealt with soon so Tevez can settle into City once more and help the club accumulate trophies this season.
"Unfortunately, the club and Carlitos haven't reached an agreement and it pains me, as an Argentine and a team-mate, it makes me sad," Aguero told ESPNDeportes.com.
"I can't get involved in defending Carlitos or the club because I don't know what happened. Only they know. It's a shame for everyone.
"Hopefully, in these days or the next month it can be solved and he will be with us."
City are currently at the top of the Barclays Premier League table, and have a five point lead over second-placed cross town rivals Manchester United.
The side don’t look to be lacking without Tevez at present, but with his extra strike power they could well prove unstoppable as the season wears on and injures take their toll.