Sergio Aguero will witness Manchester City unveiling a lasting tribute to his legacy on Friday at the end of a week in which they finally secured his predecessor.
A statue depicting the Argentine scoring City’s most historic goal of all-time – a dramatic winner against Queens Park Rangers – will be revealed outside the Etihad Stadium.
The pose will be Aguero’s celebration on scoring that goal and delivering the Premier League title in 2012.
Sergio Aguero will be present the unveiling of his statue outside the Etihad Stadium on Friday
The statue depicts Aguero scoring City’s historic goal that won them the title in 2012 (left) with the pose being the Argentine’s famous celebration (right)
‘It’s the moment that I think changed everything,’ City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said.
‘If you look at the ten years since, that was the moment that introduced what lies ahead. He is a legend of this club.’
Aguero added: ‘To see myself 10 years ago is very moving. I am very grateful to the club for making this in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special.’
City have been searching for Aguero’s replacement since he departed last year and sealed a £51million deal for Erling Haaland on Tuesday.
The statue unveiling comes days after City secured the £51million signing of Erling Haaland
Haaland will join Pep Guardiola’s squad from Borussia Dortmund this summer and Phil Foden labelled the 21-year-old one of the world’s finest finishers.
‘It’s such a big signing,’ Foden said.
‘We’ve played without a striker and still done very well. He’s going to be a great addition.
‘He’s got a lot of physicality, he loves to run in behind – I think it’ll definitely be good for our game.’