Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has pledged his future to the club, insisting that he has no reason to leave.
The Argentine has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium in recent weeks, with Real Madrid in particular thought to be keen admirers, but he is adamant that he is happy at the club despite a lack of silverware in 2012-13.
“It’s simple,” Aguero told reporters.
“There are always rumours in the summer, all the time, but I am very happy at City. I’ve got four more years on my contract, I’m going to work hard for City and everything else is just rumours.
“Every player wants to play in big teams that win titles. We didn’t win anything last season but we have won trophies in the last few years, so there is no reason to go.”
Compatriot Carlos Tevez is another player who has been linked with a move away from City but Aguero does not want the 29-year-oldto leave.
“I want to play with all the big players and Carlos is a big player, so I would like him to stay,” he said.
“But part of football means that players move around from one club to another, so I can only talk about myself and Carlos can only talk about himself.”
Manuel Pellegrini is widely expected to replace the sacked Roberto Mancini as manager and Aguero says that he has heard good things about the Chilean.
“I don’t know Pellegrini personally, but I have heard from other players that he’s a very good manager,” the forward said.
“We don’t know if it’s him who is definitely coming yet but, when we do know who is coming, we will have to make sure we adapt to their system and try to do our best.
“All we have to do is look at the present, who is coming next and make sure we build things properly for next season. It’s just part of football.”