Guardiola says he doesn't know if one player will still be at Man City next season

Sam Preston March 10, 2021
Guardiola says he doesn't know if one player will still be at Man City next season
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Pep Guardiola says he still doesn’t know whether Sergio Aguero will be at Manchester City next season.

As per the Independent, Guardiola was asked about the Argentine’s future at the club – with his contract expiring in the summer.

Guardiola said he doesn’t know how much gametime he can give the striker between now and the end of the season.

He said he hopes Aguero will stay but admitted the situation remains up in the air.

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“As a human and as a person, even as a player, of course – but we have to see what happens at the end of the season,” said Guardiola when asked if he hopes Aguero stays.

“We cannot forget how long he was out. He has started getting better. I know he needs minutes to get to his best condition but we are not maybe in the moment to give him minutes because it is an important part of the season.

“We have to be calm. The club will speak to his agent to know the situation and we are going to talk at the end of the season. I don’t know what is going to happen because right now I am far away from thinking about next season or the players that will be here.

“I am concerned with what we are playing for and I don’t want to be distracted.”

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City have a big decision to make during the summer about a player who has been a huge part of the club’s success in recent years.

Guardiola clearly needs a new striker and Aguero’s contribution this season has been minimal.

Perhaps the decision will be influenced by whether Aguero can prove his fitness in the closing months of the season.

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Sam Preston is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist who studied with the Press Association. He also has a 2:1 law with French law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.