Pep Guardiola has paid tribute to Sergio Aguero ahead of the forward’s final game for Manchester City at the Etihad.
Aguero will leave Manchester City at the end of the season after a decade of success in the Premier League, the forward having won five league titles and scored a record-breaking 258 goals for the club in all competitions.
The Argentina international is the highest-scoring overseas player in Premier League history, though will play his final league game for the club when City host Everton on the final day of the season on Sunday.
Ahead of the clash, Guardiola has paid tribute to a player who has established himself as a ‘legend’ of both City and the Premier League.
“He is incredible,” said Guardiola at his pre-match press conference. “He is humble, being the legend he is.
“I cannot imagine how many more goals he would have scored if he was able to be fitter in some periods of those seasons.
“He is loved by the backroom staff because he is a very nice person and the quality of the player.
“His numbers were incredible and I’m sure the fans will pay tribute to him tomorrow for what he has done for this club.”
Guardiola compared Aguero to former Barcelona great and teammate Romario, hailing the Argentine’s goalscoring ability and predicting the 32-year-old will continue to find the net wherever his next destination may be.
“When he fit and has continuity, he is like Romario in Brazil,” said Guardiola.
“In a 5m space he is like a lion in the jungle. He is so quick and the quality to make the goal.
“For as long as he plays, he will score goals.”
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Author: Harry Diamond