Manchester City’s record goal scorer Sergio Aguero insists he is ready to face a new challenge at the highest level after his departure at the end of this season was confirmed.
The Argentina international will leave the Premier League champions-elect when his contract expires at the end of the season.
Aguero has struggled with injuries since having knee surgery in the close season, with a hamstring problem complicating his comeback and then he had to sit out a month after a Covid-19 infection in January.
That will have played a part in the decision not to offer him a new contract but the player is adamant he is far from finished.
“When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise,” he wrote in Twitter.
“A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole 10 seasons – unusual for a professional player in this day and age.
“Ten seasons with major achievements, throughout which I was able to become the top historic goalscorer and forging an indestructible bond with all those who love this club – people who will always be in my heart.
“I was to join during the reconstruction era of 2011, and with the guidance of the owners and the contribution of many players, we earned a place among the greatest in the world.
“The task to maintain this well-deserved privileged position will remain on others.
“As for myself, I will continue to give it my utmost for the rest of the season to win more titles and bring more joy to the fans.
“Then, a new stage with new challenges will begin and I am fully ready to face them with the same passion and professionalism that I have always dedicated to continue competing at the highest level.”