'The idea was always to go back to Independiente once my contract runs out': Sergio Aguero

The Argentine forward hinted he wanted to end his career at his boyhood club after his contract with City runs out in 2019.

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero said he wants to finish his career at his boyhood club Reuters

Sergio Aguero says he could leave Manchester City when his contract runs out in 2019 to return to former club Independiente in Argentina.

He has won two league titles and two league cups during his time with the club but has now hinted he is planning the end of his Etihad career.

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Aguero moved from Independiente to La Liga side Atleico Madrid before being brought to the Premier League by City. The Argentinian joined City in 2011, signing from Atletico, after having started his career with the Buenos Aires club.

During his six years in Manchester, Aguero has been prolific and his goal against Napoli in the Champions League allowed him to surpass Eric Brook's record of 178 goals to become the club's record goalscorer.

But Aguero has revealed his plans to return to his boyhood club in Argentina before he hangs up his boots.

As per the Sun, the club's record goalscorer is under contract until 2019 and does have the option to extend his deal for another year.

The Argentina international can extend his stay in Manchester for a further year and the striker has said it is an "option", but remained mum on his future.

According to Sky Sports, the 29-year-old has revealed he is keen to return to his boyhood club in two years when his current deal at the Etihad runs out, saying that was always "the idea".

Aguero is currently on international duty with Argentina as they prepare to play friendly matches against Russia and Nigeria.

Speaking while on international duty, Aguero said: "It came out that Milan and Real Madrid wanted me and - I don't know where I read it - but they said, 'They just spoiled Independiente's dream.'

"But the idea was always to go back to Independiente when my contract with City runs out in 2019. I have an option to extend one more year with City where it's the priority but it's always an option.

"The idea is to go back. Now, I'm doing very well and hopefully we can win the cup [title], but it's not easy."