Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has expressed his desire to stay with the club and work under Pep Guardiola.
The prolific forward joined the Sky Blues in 2011 and immediately became their main striker, scoring 23 goals in 34 Premier League appearances, including the one against Queens Park Rangers in the last game of the season that won the title for Roberto Mancini’s side.
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So far this campaign the Argentine has scored 11 goals in 19 games in the English top-flight but has recently found himself replaced by youngster Gabriel Jesus who has been in a rich vein of form since making his debut for the club back in January.
However, Guardiola installed Aguero back into his starting XI for their Champions League game against Monaco and the centre-forward staked his claim for the position by scoring twice in an eight-goal thriller at the Etihad.
Despite being on the bench a lot recently, he has said he still wishes to stay at the club.
“I’ve always said I want to be here at the club, I’ve always said that at the end of the season it won’t be my decision,” he told Sky Sports.
“The truth is that with these things it’s the club that handles everything, and obviously it’s always my intention to stay.”
The striker has also reinforced that his relationship with the manager is a good one and that he still wants to work under him at the club.
“The truth is we get on very well,” Aguero explained.
“What he wants, above everything, from all the players is that we push a little more. He’s always asking me for more, more, more.
“Obviously it’s a sacrifice I have to make, that we all have to make, and fortunately tonight it worked and we’ll see if it keeps working in the next game.”
In their next three matches City face Huddersfield at home in an FA Cup replay on March 1, before trips to Sunderland and Stoke City in the Premier League as they try to catch leaders Chelsea.