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Will Manchester City Need A Sergio Aguero Replacement?

With Manchester City surging clear at the top of the Premier League, they have largely done so without the talents of Sergio Aguero and although it would have been easy for the Etihad outfit to struggle without him, lately is has been a case of anything but.

After losing to Tottenham last November, Pep Guardiola’s men have become the dominant force in the league and most importantly, favourites to win this season’s edition of the Premier League – something that looked unlikely before the turn of the year.

Such has been their run of form as of late, the 2019 domestic treble winners are generating a lot of interest from pundits and punters alike and if you fancy backing them to win the league in May, odds for the league can be found at sites like, theirs odds are not limited to the Premier feel free to check for the other leagues as well if you follow them.

With Aguero being out injured, there were obvious questions regarding City’s hopes of a title tilt and the fact that are now turning the race for the Premier League into a competition with just one entrant, is arguably, even more impressive.

Which when you consider that the Argentine is out of contract at the end of the season, it raises an interesting dilemma and one that asks whether Manchester City require the continual services of the Argentine.

Of course, it would be rather churlish to dismiss his talents and the fact that he is the club’s record scorer is something that should not be forgotten. However, there is a sense that we are starting to see the beginning of the end, as far as Aguero’s time in Manchester is concerned.
Should club and player part company at the end of the campaign, it will create something of a clamour to find an heir apparent and although the temptation will be to land Lionel Messi from Barcelona, there is an element of short-termism in such a move.

Therefore, the club’s wealthy Abu Dhabi based owners may look to sanction a big money capture when the transfer window reopens and one that would see someone offer rather more longevity at the club.

Should they decide to opt against the more vanity-based signing of Messi, then several names enter the fray and although Kylian Mbappe is being courted by Real Madrid, landing the French forward is not outside the realm of possibility.

Then again, that might be the least likely of the potential options and instead, a look to the Bundesliga may be beneficial, as Erling Haaland’s future at Borussia Dortmund is something that is often called into question.

With the Black and Yellow of Dortmund stuttering this season and already saying goodbye to former manager Lucien Favre before Christmas, this is certainly a team in a state of flux and the upheaval might be enough for Haaland to look elsewhere.

Ultimately, if Aguero was to move on from his current employers, it would leave something of a vacuum to fill within Manchester City’s attacking ranks and when you look at the current backup option, it is clear to see that Gabriel Jesus is not the heir apparent to the crown.

That’s not to say Gabriel Jesus is not a decent striker, its more that Pep Guardiola does not feel he can rely on him to lead the line each weekend and he will once again be charged with playing the role of able deputy.

Deputy to someone of Haaland’s ilk and with the Norwegian international showing the ability to torment opposition defenders on both the domestic and continental stage, he certainly has the pedigree to be the absolute best in the game.

Because when the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo finally call time on their incredible careers, it will need another pair of superstars to step up to the plate and you get the feeling that Borussia Dortmund’s talisman will be one of them.


Quite simply, the capture of the 20-year-old starlet could be considered something of a sliding doors moment for both the player and the club in question and if Manchester City can acquire his services, it may be the one thing that finally takes them to the promised land of Champions League winners.

Author: David Warner   

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