MANCHESTER, England, May 29 – Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on Monday insisted his future lies with the Premier League champions despite reports linking him with Real Madrid.
The Argentinian international scored 30 goals for City in his maiden season following his move from Atletico Madrid last summer on a five-year deal.
“My future is at Manchester City,” Aguero told the Times.
“I want to stay here. My contract has four years left to run and I see myself being here at least as long as that.
“There are always rumours, but there is no truth in them. I am not thinking about moving to Real Madrid or anywhere else.
“City have treated me very well from the very first day I arrived, I’m settled at the club and my family are happy in Manchester, and I want to stay.”
Aguero’s last-gasp strike against QPR on the final day of the Premier League season sealed City’s first domestic championship since 1968, and the 23-year-old can see more silverware following for the Blues in the years to come.
“I can win everything that I want to win here,” Aguero said.
“We have won one title now and we can go on to win more. Once you have one, you are desperate for the second, the third, the fourth, and it will be the same with us.
“We won the Premier League this season. Why shouldn’t we believe we can win it in years to come, too?
“We will be even better next season, I am certain of that. We had a lot of new players getting to know each other this year. We want to keep going.
“It is fundamental to carry on winning. We will have more power next season, obviously. We will just keep getting stronger and better.”
City’s maiden Champions League campaign last season ended in elimination in the group stage, and Aguero – son-in-law of Argentinian legend Diego Maradona – believes the club’s exploits in the competition next term will be vital to shaping their reputation on the world stage.
“It is important for the club that we do well in the Champions League next season,” Aguero said.
“That is crucial if we are to show we are a power on the world stage.”