If his title-winning goal against QPR in 2012 wasn’t enough to confirm his status as a Manchester City hero, the fact that he’s now the club’s record goalscorer will ensure that Sergio Aguero is very much a legend at the Etihad stadium.
The Argentine has now scored 179 goals for the Premier League club, eclipsing the tally set by Eric Brook in the 1930’s.
But the striker will turn 30 in the summer and, having already re-written history at City, is already looking towards the future.
With Pep Guardiola’s side already eight points clear at the top of the table, it’s already looking likely that Aguero will get his hands on his third Premier League trophy come May.
But with Aguero’s contract expiring in 2019, what does the future hold for the prolific goalscorer?
Well, it seems he’s already made up his hand.
While Aguero has established himself as a world-class forward during his time in England, he actually made his name at Atletico Madrid in Spain, scoring more than 100 goals.
But it was Independiente in his native Argentina that gave him his first opportunity. He made his debut as a 15-year-old and convinced Atleti to pay €20 million for him after playing 56 matches in the Argentine Primera Division.
And it seems Aguero wants to return to repay Independiente at the end of his career.
While his current deal at City expires in 2019, there’s an option of extending it for a further year.
The club Aguero wants to join
But when he does eventually leave Manchester, he’s planning to return to Independiente.
“It came out that Milan and Real Madrid wanted me and - I don’t know where I read it - but they said, ‘They just spoiled Independiente’s dream,'" Aguero said.
“I have an option to extend one more year with City where it’s the priority but it’s always an option. The idea is to go back. Now, I’m doing very well and hopefully we can win the cup [title], but it’s not easy.”
Of course, right now, Aguero is far too good to be playing in the Argentinean league. He’s too busy trying to score the goals to win his third Premier League title for City.
Only after he’s done his job in England, will he return to Independiente.