Sergio Aguero has hinted that he is unaware of his importance to his club, hinting that Manchester City may make a decision on his future.
The Argentine striker has been dropped from the starting line-up in the club’s last two starts, in favour of new arrival Gabriel Jesus, and now clubs will be keeping a close eye on his situation.
Arsenal fans would feel like they a big winner if they could somehow manage to carve out a deal, but the more likely scenario would be Real Madrid, who have been linked with his capture in previous years.
Aguero has now claimed that he is keen on staying at the Etihad, but hinted his owners may have other ideas.
He said: “No, no, I don’t want to leave. I have to help the team as much as I can in these three months. Afterwards we’ll see what the club wants to do with me.
“In three years, my contract is up – that’s why I say I’m happy at the club. In these last three months that are left I have to help the club and, as I say, the club will decide if I have a place here or not.
“Sometimes this happens. When you’re on the bench you have to wait for your opportunity. I have three months to do my best and try to help the team and we’ll see what happens with my future. He [Jesus] is a great player. He’s a very young player but he will learn a lot at City and he will have a great future at the club.”
Will Gabriel keep Sergio on the sidelines? Could Guardiola decide that Aguero is surplus to requirements?