Pep Guardiola must understand why rumours continue to surround Sergio Aguero’s future.
World-class players like the Argentine simply don’t sit on the bench, but when Gabriel Jesus returns to fitness, it’s quite possible that that’s what he’ll be doing.
It’s only natural that Aguero will start to look elsewhere unless his manager gives him assurances that he’s definitely first choice at the Etihad.
Jesus may have started well, but it’s Aguero who has the two Premier League titles to show for his years of service.
Regardless, Guardiola isn’t willing to entertain any speculation surrounding his main man.
When asked a question about him in Friday’s press conference, the Catalan snapped:
“I spoke ten times about that. Ten times.
“You know my opinion. I cannot answer every single press conference about Sergio Aguero.
“He is so happy, I am so happy. We are happy. Ten times I answer. No more please.”
That’s unlikely to deter the media, though, as any potential Aguero transfer would be absolutely huge. Real Madrid are currently the favourites to land him, but it’s not as if there’s much room in their attack, with Alvaro Morata already struggling for minutes.
It won’t be easy to accommodate Aguero, Jesus, and Kelechi Iheanacho, but unless Guardiola finds a way to manage them, he risks losing at least one of his brilliant forwards.