Sergio Aguero has started the Pep Guardiola era on fire by scoring 11 goals in his first 10 games under the new Manchester City boss.
Despite boasting a 110% strike-rate, Aguero is set to become the next casualty of Guardiola’s ruthless revolution, according to The Mirror.
The newspaper’s report claims that there is tension between the manager and Aguero, who was benched in Barcelona on Wednesday night for tactical reasons as City lost 4-0 in the Champions League.
Club sources are cited by The Mirror as being convinced that this season will be Aguero’s last at the Etihad Stadium.
Since joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, Aguero has earned legendary status in Manchester.
His 147 goals have helped City establish themselves as the team to beat in England, and fired the club to two Premier League titles and two League Cup triumphs.
Nevertheless, City fans’ love for Aguero is seemingly not felt by the manager, and Guardiola has already made a list of potential replacements, according to The Mirror.
Atletico forward Antoine Griezmann, who scored 39 goals for club and country last season, is being monitored by City, so say The Mirror, who claim that the La Liga goal-machine is joined on Guardiola’s shortlist by Gabon international Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who has netted nine times in his last nine games for Borussia Dortmund.
City have already agreed one transfer that could see Aguero’s place come under threat. Brazil wonderkid Gabriel Jesus will arrive in January.
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