The majority of Citizens in the Tavern would dread to see the day Sergio Aguero left Manchester City, but there is reason to suggest a move away could benefit the blue half of Manchester.
There is no need for City fans to drown their sorrows just yet, despite rumours that AC Milan are lining up an £80 million swoop for Aguero in January.
City have rapidly risen from a side who could once only realistically aspire to preserve their Premier League status, to one that start the season as title-favourites and genuine contenders for the Champions League.
Aguero’s ability to find the back of the net has been pivotal to this transformation and he is now just one goal short of City’s all-time leading goalscorer Eric Brooks record of 177 goals, a record which he will surely surpass once he returns to full fitness following a car crash in Amsterdam.
However, rumours of a fractured relationship with Guardiola have persisted ever since Gabriel Jesus’ arrival from Palmeiras in January 2017 and the uncertainty regarding his future could prove detrimental to the atmosphere in City’s dressing room over the course of the season.
Perhaps it is the right time for the citizens to consider why cashing in on Aguero in January could benefit their future aspirations.