SERGIO Aguero has admitted his footballing future remains a mystery.
The striker’s iconic spell with Manchester City is expected to come to an end when his contract runs out in June, with Tottenham star Harry Kane being talked about as a replacement.
Aguero, who also turns 33 in June, sidestepped questions about where he would like to retire during an interview with Spanish YouTuber Ibai Llanos.
The Argentine insisted: “I don’t know where I’m going to go at the end of the season, I haven’t got any idea. I’ll have to see what I do.”
Aguero becomes a free agent on June 30. Pep Guardiola and City’s owners are thought to want to keep the club’s all-time leading scorer, who has 256 goals, but only if they can get him to agree to a hefty pay cut.
The forward, whose season has been disrupted by injury and coronavirus, earns about £260,000 a week at the Etihad.
Barcelona are said to be keeping their eye on the situation amid reports they are keen to bring the ex-Atletico Madrid striker back to Spain.
The dad-of-one, whose son with Diego Maradona’s daughter Giannina is 12 today, has won four Premier League titles, five EFL Cups and one FA Cup during a trophy-filled spell at the Etihad.
Guardiola said last month when Aguero was still self-isolating after being diagnosed with coronavirus that he was optimistic the striker would give his club 'some good, good months' until the end of the season.
Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku and Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland have also been touted as possible replacements for the frontman if he does go.
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Meanwhile, City have slashed their offer to Lionel Messi by a staggering £170million.
City tabled a five-year deal worth £600m – or an incredible £2.3m a week – when they tried to sign him six months ago.
But SunSport understands they have presented the Argentine, 34, with a new package to join this summer worth a reduced £430m.
That would effectively be an eight-year deal that includes ambassadorial roles with City's sister clubs.
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