Sergio Aguero has officially announced that he is going to leave Manchester City after serving the club for a full decade. It’s a big announcement, which has taken the fans back to the famous “Aguerooooo” moment when he scored the famous title-snatching goal against QPR.
Sergio Aguero has hardly featured for Manchester City this season yet his team have continued to score goals in large chunks. This shows how great a team Pep Guardiola has built since his arrival.
Even after having a sumptuous season, Pep Guardiola would want to enter the new season with a number nine. Currently, Gabriel Jesus is the only senior striker at the club. But, the Spanish manager has often played his wingers and midfielders at that position.
So, who should be the alternatives Pep Guardiola should demand? Check out our list of three strikers who can potentially replace Sergio Aguero up-front.
3. Romelu Lukaku:
After seeing the heights Romelu Lukaku is achieving at Inter Milan, Manchester United will surely be regretting their decision to let him leave in 2019. The Belgium international is now one of the deadliest strikers across Europe. At the age of 27, he is set to enter his prime age and this can be a perfect match for Manchester City. What better to rub salt on the wounds of your closest rivals?
Lukaku has aided Inter Milan to strongly compete for the Serie A title this season. The Nerazzurri are 6 points ahead of second-placed AC Milan and 10 points ahead of the league champions Juventus.
He has found the back of the net 19 times this season in Serie A and also recorded 8 assists. In fact, he has the highest goal involvement (27) in the Italian league this season, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo (26).
2. Erling Haaland, perfect replacement of Sergio Aguero:
After his stunning form at Dortmund, it is clear that Haaland is a special talent. The 20-year-old striker is one of the most wanted players in football. Getting his services will not only help Man City instantly but will also be a long-term successor of Aguero’s legacy.
Dortmund won’t let him leave easily. They will slap a very heavy price tag on the striker because he is their most prized asset. But, Manchester City have the money and financial support to pull off an expensive deal. Will you love to see Haaland at the club his father played for once?
1. Harry Kane:
Harry Kane needs no introduction. We believe he is the perfect fit for Manchester City. Why? In all the previous seasons, he has been scoring goals and surpassing every milestone. This season he added another dimension; that is to record assists. Currently, he is the leading goal scorer and the leading assist maker in the Premier League.
To give a perspective, his 30 goal involvements are 4 and 14 more than Bruno Fernandes and Kevin De Bruyne. Even after having a stellar season personally, his team is struggling to break into the top four positions. At the age of 27, his trophy cabinet is still empty. He has done all he could have to win a trophy with Tottenham.
Now it’s time for the English skipper to join a team that fights for every trophy. And, what can be better than Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City? If at all this transfer happens this summer, Manchester City will be the favourite to win Premier League and Champions League next season.