Backstory: Sergio Aguero was dropped to the bench, where he remained for 73 minutes of Manchester City’s 4-0 thrashing of West Ham United on Wednesday; Gabriel Jesus made his first Premier League start, in Aguero’s place, and bagged a goal and an assist in 90 minutes of work.
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Thus, a million transfer rumors were launched.
Not so fast, though, says Aguero’s agent, Hernan Reguera, who on Thursday was quick to snuff out any wild speculation that Aguero will seek a move away from the Etihad Stadium this summer — quotes from the Guardian:
“Yes, he is very, very happy — he will be there next season.”
Asked if Aguero had any issue with potentially having to compete for his place with Jesus, Reguero replied: “No problem.”
One could make a strong case — fairly easily, by the way — that Aguero’s career has actually suffered from never being pushed to retain his place as Man City’s first-choice striker. Edin Dzeko was the closest thing to true competition for the spot, and even he ended up little more than a change-of-pace option before eventually being transferred away. Jesus has hit the ground running upon arriving in the PL, though he’s only three games into his City career, so everyone should probably put a hold on the obituaries for Aguero’s career.