The former Manchester City’s star says Aguero is irreplaceable and he can still help the team if he stays.
’s former player
has talked about their all-time leading scorerSergio Aguero
as he enters the last year of his contract with the Blues.
“His intention has always been to finish his career back in Argentina but I expect now Pep Guardiola has signed a contract extension that Sergio will do the same,” Richards told the Daily Mail.
“Whether it is for 12 months or two years, it is a piece of business I hope City conclude.
“City will sign another striker in the future, and hopes are high for Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres, but there is nobody like Sergio.
“There will never be another one like him at Manchester City and there haven’t been many better in the Premier League.
“If Aguero had been the face of an advertising campaign, would people be more respectful and appreciative of his talents?
“I often wonder whether we realize what a player we have watched for the last 10 seasons. Aguero has had as big an impact on English football as Thierry Henry.
“He might not be as easy on the eye as Henry in terms of style but he is a better finisher than the Arsenal legend.
“Henry, though, will always command affection. He was the man with ‘Va va voom!’ — He is charismatic and played football with a swagger.
“He gave revealing interviews and had a spell as a pundit before he turned to management. If you didn’t support Arsenal, I bet you still liked Henry.
“Most people, on the other hand, wouldn’t know a great deal about Sergio. It makes me think the fact he is a quiet man has stopped him being recognized as one of the greats of the modern era, a striker who Manchester City will never be able to truly replace.”