Aguero considering move home

09 November 2017 13:17:58 EST

Sergio Aguero is considering the option of returning to Argentina to play for his boyhood idols Independiente when his Manchester City contract runs out in 2019.

Aguero, now City's all-time leading goalscorer, has an option to extend his contract at the Etihad Stadium for a further year, something he says is still possible, but he has hinted that a move home has always been 'the plan'.

He joined Manchester City in 2011 from La Liga side Atletico Madrid, after having started his career with the Buenos Aires club. Returning to Independiente is something that makes clear appeal.

He said: "It came out that Milan and Real Madrid wanted me and - I don't know where I read it - but they said, 'They just spoiled Independiente's dream.'

"But the idea was always to go back to Independiente when my contract with City runs out in 2019."

Aguero and Argentina face World Cup hosts Russia in a friendly on Saturday, a game they are 3/5 to win.

The 29-year-old's recent goal against Napoli in the Champions League allowed him to surpass Eric Brook's record of 178 goals to become the club's record goalscorer.

Aguero is 9/2 to be the leading goalscorer in the Premier League this season and, for now at least, his focus is on making sure Pep Guardiola's side convert this early season advantage into title glory.

"I have an option to extend one more year with City where it's the priority but it's always an option," he added.

"The idea is to go back [home]. Now, I'm doing very well and hopefully we can win the cup [title], but it's not easy."

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