Pep Guardiola gives his blessing for Sergio Aguero to join rivals Chelsea… while sales of striker’s shirt increased by eye-watering 1,200 per cent in days after his departure was confirmed
- Pep Guardiola would have no problem if Sergio Aguero joined an English rival
- Sales of Aguero shirts went up by 1,200 per cent after departure was announced
- Aguero is set to leave City at the end of the season following 10 years at the club
- The Argentine striker is City’s all-time top scorer with 257 goals to his name
Sales of Sergio Aguero shirts increased by a staggering 1,200 per cent in the days after Manchester City announced his impending departure this summer.
Aguero is leaving City when his contract expires and Pep Guardiola claimed on Friday that he would have no problem with the striker joining a Premier League rival.
Chelsea have kept an eye on Aguero’s situation, with interest in the 32-year-old also coming from abroad.
Pep Guardiola would have no problem with Sergio Aguero if he joined a Premier League rival
Sales of Aguero shirts increased by 1,200 per cent after City announced his departure
‘All of us wish the best for him,’ said Guardiola. ‘We’ll be delighted with the decision he takes, the best for him and his family, to find the best for Sergio for the last years of his career. My preference is his preference. His preference is my preference. The best for him is the best for us.’
City supporters have flocked to snap up ‘Aguero 10’ kits — his final strip in his last season before bringing an end to a decade-long association with the club.
Aguero surpassed Eric Brook’s goalscoring record and will have a statue erected in his honour outside the Etihad Stadium.
‘Sergio is a lovely person with specific qualities and skills,’ added Guardiola. ‘I understand him, I know him, and I understand he needs time to get in the best condition.’
As well as Chelsea’s pursuit, there is also interest in Argentine star Aguero from abroad