Argentina attacker has not kicked a ball in anger all summer long.
New Manchester City head coach Manuel Pellegrini has been handed a huge fitness boost with the news that key front man Sergio Aguero is set to return to training on Friday ahead of the new Premier League season, according to reports in the Guardian.
The prolific Argentina international has been dogged by problems to his knee for some time now, forcing the 25-year-old to have already missed portions of the two campaigns he has been at Eastlands.
Last season, for instance, when Roberto Mancini’s big-money side surrendered the Premier League title back to arch-rivals Manchester United, Aguero was out of action for a month with the problem on two separate occasions, absences that ultimately may have cost the club the league championship come the end of the season.
The striker was sidelined with a knee injury from Aug 19 to Sept 17, and then again between March 1 and 30, while Aguero has also been forced to rest the problem during preseason, with the forward having not featured for City since playing in their 5-3 win over Chelsea in New York in May on the club’s mini post-season tour of the United States.
However, Pellegrini will now be relieved to hear that Aguero is all set to finally resume training, with the Chilean’s first competitive match in charge of City against Newcastle United at Eastlands less than ten days’ away.