In the last few years, Sergio Aguero has been one of the deadliest strikers in the Premier League. The Argentine superstar is having his sixth season at Etihad and it has been six glorious years for ‘Kun’. He has played 220 games for the Sky Blues till date since joining the Blue half of Manchester from Atletico Madrid in 2011 having scored 147 goals while setting up 45 for his teammates. However, no matter how good you are, you are always replaceable and it seems like the same can be said for the prolific Argentine.
Aguero has found the back of the net 11 times this season from 12 games in all competitions but it seems like new Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is not particularly a fan of the former Premier League Golden Boot winner.
Questions have started to arise regarding the future of the gifted forward after he did not get a start against Barcelona in the Champions League which resulted in a 4-0 loss for the Sky Blues.
TalkSPORT claim that Manchester City are looking to replace Aguero with Borussia Dortmund star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and the German giants have failed to ward off their interest despite slapping a £71m valuation on the Gabon international.
If Manchester City part ways with Aguero, it will obviously be a decision that most of the fans will not take very well but it is Pep Guardiola who makes the decisions and that is what he is getting paid for.
If we look at Sergio Aguero’s form in the past couple of seasons and this season, it will be pretty clear why Guardiola wants to replace him. This season, he has scored five Premier League goals in seven games but has found the back of the net in just three games. 1 against Sunderland, 2 against Stoke City and 2 against Swansea City- that’s all he has done this season while against stronger clubs like Everton, Southampton, West Ham and Spurs, he was wasteful.
Aguero’s form was pretty similar last season too. He did score 24 goals in the Premier League but a 5-goal performance against Newcastle United was one of the key factors behind that.
The Argentine failed to score a goal in 15 out of the 30 Premier League games he played in. That’s far from the kind of consistency Manchester City need in the striker whom they are so heavily reliant on.
Sergio Aguero is undoubtedly a great striker but many managers would want a striker who scored twice in every three games rather than someone who fades in the big games and scores two or three against the smaller sides.
While the goal scoring issue has somewhat gone under the radar, his injury concerns are growing rapidly as Pep’s sides play a pretty demanding style, something that Aguero might not be cut out for.
Pep Guardiola has managed forwards like Messi, Eto’o, Lewandowski and Muller during his Bayern and Barcelona days and we cannot really blame him for trying to replace Aguero with Aubameyang.