Sergio Aguero has stated that he has no desire to leave Manchester City and will see out his contract which runs till he is 31. At that age he believes it would be the perfect time to return to his boyhood club, Indipendiente where he first rose to prominence.
Aguero told So Foot, “I have always said that I want to return to Independiente and I will do just that,”
“I will return to Independiente when my contract with City expires.
“I do not want to make my comeback when I am too old. If everything goes well, I will return to the club of my heart at the age of 31.”
It might feel premature for someone of his quality to leave Europe at the age of 31 considering players like Ibrahimovic, Ronaldo, Robben and Huntelaar still hunt for goals in top divisions across the top flights even after pushing 30 but it really isn’t uncommon for a South American to return to his homeland after their prime.
South Americans tend to dislike the European shores generally and more often than not, end up back in their nations to their own people, enjoying an impressive fanatic following.
Many such returnees pop up on the top of our mind including Diego Forlan, Deco, Ronaldinho, Alexandre Pato, Juliano Belletti, Renato Agusto and most recently compatriot Carlos Tevez, all of varying degrees of success. Aguero would definitely return as a god back to the club where he began it all, making his debut at the age of 15 and being married to Maradona’s daughter makes him a part of the “god’s family” even if his own achievements were not counted.
In the end though, it’s the ideal in him who says that. Nothing can be ruled out in the game of fate and similarly if he is still firing on all cylinders at the age of 30, he would definitely have second thoughts about moving back considering the might of the European clubs compared to their South American counterparts.