The speculation has finally ended as Sergio Aguero announced he would be leaving Manchester City at the end of this season.
The club has told him they will not renew his contract that was set to expire this summer.
The Argentine striker has 257 goals in 384 appearances for the Sky Blues since signing in 2011.
“With the guidance of the owners and the contributions of many players, we earned a place among the greatest of the world,” Aguero said.
On Twitter, Aguero released a statement thanking City fans for their support through the years.
The club will honour the 32-year-old striker with a statue outside the Etihad.
“Sergio’s contribution to Manchester City over the last 10 years cannot be overstated,” City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said.
“His legend will be indelibly etched into the memories of everyone who loves the club and maybe even in those who simply love football.”
Aguero has been a principal figure in Man City’s resurgence as an elite club in England and Europe.
His injury-time winner against QPR on the Premier League season’s final day gave City its first top-flight title in England in 44 years.
His contributions since then have helped City win three more Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five Carabao Cups.
Aguero has seen limited action this season due to injuries and illnesses, scoring just three goals in all competitions. (JSL).