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Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak has paid tribute to Sergio Aguero ahead of his final Etihad Stadium game on Sunday.
The Cityzens are set to face Everton in the last home game of the season before the Champions League final, where Pep Guardiola’s side will lift the Premier League trophy – Aguero’s 15th trophy in ten years.
Writing in the match programme for the Everton game, Al Mubarak wrote: “Today marks another momentous occasion in the storied history of Manchester City.
“It’s the day we receive the trophy for becoming Champions of England for the seventh time and it is also the day we celebrate Sergio Aguero’s incredible contribution to the Club.
“After 10 wonderful years we are saying farewell to a player whose impact on City, the fans and football in England cannot be overstated.
“The description legend can easily be overused or be an exaggeration but in Sergio’s case this is clearly not so. Having won 15 titles in his time with us, he is the most decorated player in the long, proud history of this football club.
“His influence and input on the field is indelibly etched into the fabric of Manchester City and the sport itself.
“Sergio has earned his place in the pantheon of Premier League all-time greats and in the affection of all City fans wherever they may reside.
“Even if you only have time for a cursory glance at his statistics over the past decade, Sergio’s record has been phenomenal. Nearly 400 appearances and more than 250 goals – figures that speak for themselves but they are by no means the whole story.
“On May 13, 2012 Sergio produced one of sport’s greatest ever moments when he scored the emotional title winning goal against Queens Park Rangers. Whilst that is the most famous of all his City goals and moments it is just a small part of Sergio’s City journey.
“His zest for life, his infectious personality, and his loyalty over the past 10 years have been inspirational. He has motivated and moved a whole generation of City fans all over the globe.
“He has been an exceptional striker but also an exceptional human being to have within our number, first at Carrington and then the CFA. Whilst he put fear into opposition defenders, he filled his many colleagues and friends with nothing but joy and appreciation.
“Sergio, like David Silva before him, did most of his talking on the pitch but make no mistake in his way he was also a leader – by example.
“We have already announced that we have commissioned a statue of Sergio – that will stand alongside those of David Silva and Vincent Kompany outside the Etihad Stadium as a testament to his and their brilliance and personalities – it is well merited.
“We part company with Sergio with the highest respect, and great warmth and the affection. We wish him nothing but success and happiness and for him to be secure in the knowledge that he will always part of this City family.”
Source- Manchester Evening News