Sergio Aguero issues verdict on Manchester City’s decision to sell Raheem Sterling to Chelsea
Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has weighed in on the topic of Raheem Sterling’s transfer to Chelsea earlier this summer.
Sterling had been with City for seven year, enjoying huge success during that time, and despite a tricky start, he turned things around to be a key player in last season’s Premier League title win.
Chelsea needed to improve in most areas ahead of the new season, and Sterling is seen as one of the answers as they look to close the gap on the top two.
The England international scored an impressive 91 goals in 225 Premier League games at the Etihad Stadium, and he scored 17 last term alone.
Allowing Sterling to leave on the back of that kind of form has left City legend Aguero baffled.
“I don’t understand the sale of Sterling,” the former striker said on his Twitch channel. “There are times they [City] make strange decisions.”
Explaining the decision earlier this summer, City boss Pep Guardiola said: “No (the outgoings weren’t guaranteed) because I was incredibly happy with Gabriel, Oleks and Raheem, if they stayed longer there would be no problem. They proved last year how good they are.
“But sometimes the players want more, and the club feel it is the right moment to do it. But the most important thing is they leave happy with the club and what they have done.
“Chelsea and Arsenal have paid the money that is fair. And the discussions were perfect, Txiki (Begiristain) told me. Good for both sides and really friendly.”
Sterling will now continue his career at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea fans will get their first real look at him in a Blues shirt this weekend when Thomas Tuchel’s men take on Everton away from home.