Sergio Aguero says he could leave Manchester City when his contract runs out in 2019 to return to former club Independiente in Argentina.
The Argentine joined City in 2011, signing from La Liga side Atletico Madrid, after having started his career with the Buenos Airies 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.
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 can extend his stay in Manchester for further year and the striker has said it is an “option”, but remained coy on his future.
He 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.”
Aguero is currently on international duty with Argentina as they prepare to play friendly matches against Russia and Nigeria.