With Gabriel Jesus arriving at Manchester City imminently, Pep Guardiola is set to boast one of the finest striking contingents in the Premier League.
Already boasting Nigerian starlet Kelechi Iheanacho, the arrival of Gabriel Jesus will provide a big headache to Guardiola.
Whilst the Catalan boss has indicated he’ll take things slowly with the Brazilian, the fact he’s already netted four goals in six appearances for his country suggests he’ll make an impact fairly swiftly.
With Jesus and Iheanacho both more than good enough to feature regularly, and both under the age of 21, Manchester City have two of the finest young attacking talents in the world- but it means they have to decide what to do with one star.
Sergio Aguero, who turns 29 this summer, has been on of the biggest success stories in Manchester City’s rise under Sheikh Mansour and is one of the finest strikers in the world.
He’s expected to become the club’s all-time leading scorer before the end of the season, which is a fantastic achievement.
That said, his injury problems continue to be an issue and his involvement would limit the opportunities that Iheanacho and Gabriel Jesus earn.
Therefore, City may have to contemplate cashing-in either this summer or the next.
By the end of next season, Aguero will be approaching his 30th birthday, whilst Iheanacho and Jesus will be 21, soon to be 22, and 21 respectively. At that age, they’ll need more experiences in the first-team and will be more than good enough to lead the line.
City have shone with Aguero in their squad and a sale in 2018 should earn them a profit on the £38m they paid Atletico Madrid for his services six-years ago, whilst a sale this summer would surely double that amount.
Fans will certainly not want to see Aguero leave but Guardiola has to consider the pros and cons of all scenarios. On the face of it, parting ways with Aguero could be a wise decision to make.Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!