Manchester City make surprising contract offer to extend key player’s deal

Manchester City want to extend Sergio Agüero’s contract until 2022, according to the Argentinian journalist Lucas Scagliola.

The club-record goalscorer (32), only has a year left on his contract, and it had been widely anticipated that no new deal was forthcoming. However, Scagliola’s claim will give hope to City fans who would love to see the Argentinean forward stay for as long as possible.

Agüero has contributed to 20 goals in 24 Premier League games this season, but is currently sidelined with a knee injury sustained just before the restart.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Burnley FC at Etihad Stadium on June 22, 2020 in Manchester, England. Football stadiums around Europe remain empty due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venus resulting in all fixtures being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

The resumption of Premier League football has caused some City fans to doubt the recent performances of Gabriel Jesus, City’s alternate striker. With Kevin De Bruyne chasing the assist record for a Premier League season, the Brazilian’s lack of a clinical finishing touch has led many to doubt his position as Agüero’s long-term successor.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport’s decision to lift City’s European football ban may have been the catalyst for this decision, as Agüero will now definitely be playing Champions League football at the Etihad for at least one more season.

The potential contract would mean the Argentine would be at City for a total of 11 years, after his arrival from Atletico Madrid in July of 2011.

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