Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits the thought crossed his mind to leave the Etihad Stadium in the summer to join Independiente.
Aguero, who rose through the youth ranks at the club, moved from the Argentine club to Atletico Madrid in 2006 for €23m.
The Argentine striker has played 102 matches and scored 52 times for City since he joined in July 2011 for an undisclosed fee, thought to be in the region of £35m.
Aguero scored the winning goal in the 2011/12 season which secured the Premier League title against Queens Park Rangers.
Independiente, who are widely considered one of Argentina's big five clubs, suffered a shock relegation last season and now play in the Primera B Nacional.
Aguero believes he has a job to finish at City but is determined to go back to Independiente in a few years.
"I love Independiente and when they were relegated I even thought about moving back there," Aguero told The Sun. "I wanted to help the club to go up again. I definitely thought about it, but my agent told me City would have killed us if we had.
"I know my job is at City, I am just saying the thought passed my mind when Independiente went down.
"I've been very happy at City since the day I came but I'm definitely going to back their, in a few years as I want to finish my career there."
The Citizens travel to Upton Park for their next Premier League game and currently sit in fifth in the table, three points behind league leaders Arsenal and Liverpool.
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