Thursday Apr 01, 2021. 12:00
Legendary Ivorian midfielder Yaya Toure has lauded Sergio Aguero as one of the best strikers in the history of Manchester City FC.
The retired midfielder played with Aguero at City between 2011 and 2018 as the Citizens dominated English football.
Aguero recently announced that he will be leaving City at the end of the current campaign when his contract expires having helped the club clinch four Premier League titles, five English League Cups and one FA Cup.
“He’s by far one of the best strikers Man City have ever had, scoring something like 200 goals. That’s unbelievable,” Toure told talk Sport.
“He didn’t only do it at Man City, he’s been to Atletico, to Argentina, he started there, he scored 12 hat-tricks [in the Premier League]. He’s up there with Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and more and more. A big, big player. A big legend of this club.
“At the end of the day, things are coming to an end. With all his contributions to the City fans, club and to the honour, I think it’s well deserved. For me Aguero, everybody knows how much I love Aguero, he’s always been the best striker in Manchester City without question.”
The Argentine superstar has been linked with Toure’s former club, FC Barcelona, who have Argentina captain Lionel Messi on their books.
“When players get to his age, some players want to go back home, some want to finish it nicely or maybe more ambition to do something else,” Toure continued.
“Lots of people have been talking about Barcelona and it would be him and his best friend, Lionel Messi, to be together in the same team.
“He’s a free agent, he can go where he wants and it depends what he wants for his future. What he wants to achieve again, less or more, that’s quite tricky.”
Toure joined City in 2011 and he scored a number of key goals, most notably the only goals in the 2011 FA Cup semi-final and final.
The 37-year-old, who scored 19 goals in 101 matches for Ivory Coast, also helped City earn their first league title in 44 years.