Manchester City honour Sergio Aguero ahead of legendary attacker’s Premier League swansong
Premier League champions Manchester City have unveiled a series of tributes in honour of departing Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, ahead of his final league game for the Citizens.
The 32-year-old, who initially joined Manchester City in 2011, has won 15 trophies - six League Cups, five Premier League, three Community Shields, and one FA Cup, in his ten-year stay at the club and leaves as the all-time top scorer - 258 goals in 388 appearances - for the blue half of Manchester.
Manchester City had already planned to hand Aguero a statue outside the Etihad Stadium, joining former teammates David Silva and Vincent Kompany. Now, the club have decided to recognize the Argentine’s contributions with three more tributes.
Firstly, a mural highlighting Sergio Aguero’s historic 93:20 winner against Queens Park Rangers in the 2011-12 season is commissioned and will be placed in the heart of the Northern Quarter in the Manchester City centre.
The Cityzens will also present the legendary forward with a mosaic commemorating his first-ever goal for the club against Swansea City. The mosaic, created by local Manchester sculptor and City supporter Mark Kennedy, is the latest in a series of tributes to departing City legends, including Yaya Toure, Joe Hart, Vincent Kompany and David Silva.
As many as 10,000 supporters will be in attendance at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, as Sergio Aguero and Manchester City play the final league game of the 2020-21 season against Everton. The Argentine attacker will look to mark the occasion with the goal and cap off his time in England in style.
At the end of the game, it is expected that Aguero will lift the Premier League trophy in front of the attending crowd alongside Fernandinho.
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