Aguero: ‘It has been an honour to play for Manchester City’

Manager Pep Guardiola also paid an emotional tribute to the Argentinian.

City’s record goalscorer bid a fairytale farewell to the ground he has graced for the past decade by coming off the bench to hit a quickfire double in the Premier League champions’ emphatic 5-0 win on Sunday.

City’s record goalscorer bid a fairytale farewell to the ground he has graced for the past decade by coming off the bench to hit a quickfire double in the Premier League champions’ emphatic 5-0 win on Sunday.

The brace took Argentine’s club tally to 260 ahead of one potential last appearance in the Champions League final against Chelsea next Saturday.

Aguero, who has won five Premier League titles, told Sky Sports: “Before the game, I felt so strange, the sensation is not good. I prefer to think about the good moments.

“I’m a striker, my target is to score goals, so I’m so happy because it’s my last game and to score two goals is fantastic for me.

“When I came here the first title for me was the most important, for the club and for me. Then Man City started to win more titles so I’m so happy because it’s not easy to be 10 years at one club, for me, it’s an honour.”

Manager Pep Guardiola also paid an emotional tribute to the Argentinian.

He said: “We love him so much – he is a special person for all of us. We cannot replace him. He showed his quality in those 30 minutes.

“It was a perfect end, a fairytale moment. It was so good.

“He made an incredible two goals to finish the game in a good mood and now we have five days to prepare for the final.”

Speaking afterwards, former Barcelona manager Guardiola revealed City’s record goalscorer is on the verge of joining Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi in Spain.

“Maybe I reveal a secret. Maybe he is close to agreeing a deal for the club of my heart – for Barcelona,” Guardiola told Match of the Day.

The post-match ceremonies also included a special tribute to Aguero in recognition of his career but, as Guardiola pointed out, there is still time for one last chapter.

Asked if Aguero could play against Chelsea in Porto, Guardiola said: “Of course. We have five substitutions. He has a special feeling; he has something special.

“Of course, he will be ready if we need him to help us win the Champions League.”

City will now wrap up celebrations and turn attentions to completing their European quest.

Guardiola said: “We have time. We will go home now. We’ve enjoyed the last two weeks, every moment, of being champions. Now today we celebrate but tomorrow we train.

“Then we will have a day off and then we have two or three days to prepare for the final.”

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