Sergio Aguero ‘has a problem with Pep Guardiola and is NOT happy with how his Manchester City exit has been handled’… with player and manager ‘not speaking for weeks’ after his exit was confirmed
- Sergio Aguero is ‘unhappy’ with the handling of his Manchester City exit
- The Argentine said goodbye to the Etihad in his final league game on Sunday
- The striker is said to have a problem with manager Pep Guardiola
- The pair were reportedly not speaking for weeks earlier in the season
Sergio Aguero is said to be unhappy with how his Manchester City exit has been handled by Pep Guardiola.
City’s record goalscorer bid farewell to the Etihad on Sunday after 10 years at the club, with the Argentine coming off the bench to score twice in the 5-0 victory over Everton.
Aguero was given a fitting send off by his team-mates and Guardiola, who paid tribute to the striker in an emotional interview with Sky Sports. However, according to The Athletic, Aguero and Guardiola went weeks without speaking in March.
Sergio Aguero (left) is said to be unhappy with the way Pep Guardiola (right) handled his Manchester City exit
The pair reportedly went weeks without speaking following the announcement of his depature
They report that the forward’s problem has been with the manager, who made the decision not to offer him a new contract this summer.
Sources close to Aguero say he has been left hurt by the way his departure has been handled or the fact that he has to leave at all.
It is also claimed that the pair were not on speaking terms in the weeks following the confirmation of his exit back in March.
City’s record goalscorer was given a fitting send off as he bid farewell to the Etihad
The striker is also said to have been fit enough to place in recent weeks, despite not making the squad for four of City’s last seven league games.
Despite their apparent differences in the last few months, the pair embraced one another during City’s title celebrations on Sunday.
Guardiola became visibly emotional when speaking to Sky Sports about Aguero’s departure, insisting City will never be able to replace him.
‘We love him so much,’ the teary eyed manager said. ‘He is a special person for all of us. He is so nice, he is so nice. He helped me a lot, he’s so good.
‘We cannot replace him. We cannot.
‘They are many players we have had to discard like him, Joe Hart and David Silva, who have helped us this club to be what it is.
Aguero and Guardiola embraced on the pitch as City celebrated their fifth Premier League title
Guardiola became visibly emotional as he paid tribute to Aguero following Sunday’s game
‘He came on today showed his quality for 30 minutes.’
The City boss also revealed Aguero is close to joining Lionel Messi at Barcelona.
Speaking to the BBC, Guardiola said: ‘Maybe he’s close to agreeing a deal with the club of my heart, Barcelona.
‘He’s going to play alongside the best player of all-time, Leo Messi. I’m pretty sure he’s going to enjoy and make my club Barcelona stronger and stronger.’
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