Manchester City are set to offer Sergio Aguero a contract that will keep him at the club for the rest of his career, according to The Sun.
Aguero has been linked with moves to Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid but the Citizens believe they can stave off interest in the Argentine by offering him a bumper new deal.
It’s reported that the club will never sell their star striker and want him to end his playing career for the Etihad.
“The club have a fantastic relationship with Sergio and they are confident he’s extremely happy at City," a top source said.
“The personal relationships formed between key people at the club and Kun and his family are such that the club are very comfortable that no one can tempt him away.
“He is a vital player for the club and will be key in the future under Pep Guardiola.”
Aguero signed a new contract 18 months ago which expires in 2019 but the club believe a new deal will send a clear message to any potential suitors.
It’s believed that the 27-year-old is currently on a contract worth £150,000-per-week but also receives major bonuses on top of that.
It’s no wonder that City chiefs are keen to keep Aguero at the club for as long as possible.
He was signed by City from Atletico Madrid in July 2011 for a reported fee of £38 million and has gone onto become a true great for the club.
He’s scored an incredible 124 goals in 188 matches in all competitions, being instrumental in City winning two Premier league trophies.
Whatever he does in the rest of his career, Aguero will always be remembered for his 94th minute winner against QPR on the final day of the 2011/12 season where his goal saw the club win their first title since 1968, beating their rivals Manchester United on goal difference.
The lure of La Liga
Barcelona have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine and attempted to sign him in 2014 before they moved for Liverpool’s Luis Suarez.
With Suarez, Lionel Messi and Neymar lining-up for the Catalan club it seems unlikely that they’ll splash out on Aguero but fellow Spanish club, Real Madrid, might.
Zinedine Zidane has Karim Benzema as his only out-and-out striker and may look to have a shopping spree in the summer after their transfer ban was suspended.
Incoming manager Guardiola may have had his say in offering Aguero a new deal as he looks to keep the team’s star players ahead of next season.
One player that looks set to leave the club ahead of Guardiola’s arrival is Yaya Toure.
Toure was at Barcelona when the Spaniard took over but was sold almost immediately and has publicly it's likely he will leave at the end of the season.
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