Immediately it was announced that Gabriel Jesus had agreed a move to the blue side of Manchester, whispers on what the future held for Sergio Aguero started. Considering Aguero’s standing in the club’s history, many fans surely must have thought he had guaranteed himself a starting role as the teams’ main striker.
Knowing Pep Guardiola’s record with established dressing room figures, we all knew that heads would roll in the blue half of the city. Yaya Toure, Jesus Navas, Joe Hart and Kompany were the names being brandished around as the most likely victims of the new manager’s power play, nobody was prepared for the KUN bombshell.While Guardiola’s past with established no.9 first team stars was well known, the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Etoo, Ronaldinho, (all at Barcelona) and most recently Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich, No one expected city’s third all time top scorer to join this list of strikers biting the bullet,not while he is at the peak of his powers.
However, keenly analyzing the manager’s criticism at a time when Aguero had banged in 11 goals in 6 matches, one would notice that the manager was not satisfied……he clearly was bidding time for his new boy Jesus to roll into town.When the January transfer window swung open and Gabriel came in, Guardiola took his first best chance to relegate Aguero to the bench ,to Aguero’s disappointment, the new boy grabbed the chance with both hands.In Jesus’ first appearance in the league against Spurs,he had a goal disallowed for offside, he then went on to score 3 goals in the following 2 league games.
Aguero must be fidgeting on the bench during matches and wondering what next for his career, but as for city fans, they must be holding their breath hoping he doesn’t join their league rivals,coz that would be a disaster of epic proportions.