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Pep Guardiola lauds Aguero: "He is like a lion, he kills the opponent"

Fri 21 May 2021 | 16:12

The Argentine frontman is fit to confront Everton in what will be his last match for the Premier League club, according to the head coach.

As Sergio Aguero approaches his last game for Manchester City,

Pep Guardiola

has lavished praise on him. 

The 32-year-last old's home game will be against Everton on Sunday, as he is due to leave as a free agent this summer after ten years in England. 

Aguero's next destination is unknown, but Guardiola says he will be missed for both his character and his achievements on the field. 

"[Aguero] is an incredibly nice and funny person, humble being the legend he is. Being from Argentina and in this country where it's so difficult to score goals he's done it for many years," Guardiola said at a press conference.

"He was incredibly loved by the backroom staff. Sunday's the last game, I'm sure the fans will give him a tribute to what he has done so far; titles, numbers, performances, incredible.

"He is like a lion in the jungle, he kills the opponent. The last goal versus Palace defined him. He controlled two or three steps then wow. So much speed and then the quality to make the goal, he has this quality. He could play until 40 and score goals."

According to the coach, Aguero is still fit to appear in the Premier League's final match of the season; the Spaniard said:

"Everyone is fit, Sergio trained yesterday and today a little bit, Joao Cancelo can't play because he was sent off. The rest are fit."

The Argentinean joined the Cityzens from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has since played in 388 games throughout all competitions, netting 258 goals. 

However, due to fitness problems, he has only played 18 games in 2020-21 and has only scored four goals. 

Aguero will depart City as a five-time

Premier League

winner and a six-time winner of the

League Cup

and a once-winner of the

FA Cup

For months, the Argentina international has been linked with a transfer to

Barcelona

According to reports, the former Atletico Madrid star is close to signing a contract with the Catalan giants. 

Juventus and Inter were also listed as possible destinations for the attacking midfielder.

 


source: SportMob