Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has ruled out a move away from the club and has rebuffed suggestions that he has fallen out with Pep Guardiola.
The Argentine international was dropped to the bench for key games against Barcelona and Manchester United last month, but has since returned to action and re-established himself as a key part of the City side.
Nevertheless, as reported by ESPN FC, the 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but he has moved quickly to dismiss talk of an exit from the Etihad Stadium any time soon.
“I never had problems with Guardiola, nor him with me. He always helped me and gave me advice,” he told ESPN Radio.
“For now I’m fine at Manchester City, and the day I leave it will be to return to Independiente. How long have there been rumours about Real Madrid?”
Aguero has scored 14 goals in 15 appearances for City so far this season, and so for a player that reportedly has issues with his manager, it’s evidently not effecting him on the pitch.
Having now dismissed the rift speculation, Aguero will hope to focus on helping City continue to compete for silverware this season, and has now made it clear that the only team he would leave for would be to re-join the club where it all began for him.
The prolific forward joined Independiente as a youth team player in 1997, and went on to score 23 goals in 54 league appearances for the senior side before leaving his homeland for Europe in 2006.
Successful spells at Atletico Madrid and City have followed, but the sentimental value of returning to his former club still holds strong.
It’s unlikely he’ll be moving back to Argentina any time soon though, as City supporters will be relieved to know that their star man isn’t keen on an immediate exit and all is well within the camp with Guardiola.