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Man City statue of Sergio Aguero unveiled on tenth anniversary of 93:20 goal

The Sky Blues have paid homage to their all-time leading scorer with the statue on the east side of the Etihad Stadium.

Manchester City have unveiled a statue of legendary striker Sergio Aguero at the Etihad Stadium.

The statue, which was created by award-winning artist Andy Scott, will be located on the east side of the ground.

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It pays homage to Aguero, who is the club’s all-time leading scorer with 260 goals in all competitions, most specifically on the 10th anniversary of him scoring their Premier League title winning goal in the 93:20.

Barcelona have become the new odds-on favourites to sign Man City's Sergio Aguero this summer, following reports that they've offered the striker a contract. Chelsea, Leeds and Atletico Madrid have also been linked the with player. (SkyBet)

Man City statues and Aguero shirt

The Argentine isn’t the only member of City’s past title winners to be awarded a statue at the Etihad, with former captain Vincent Kompany and iconic midfielder David Silva also being commemorated with one.

This isn’t the only award Aguero has received recently, with the ex-striker being inducted into the Premier League Hall of Fame last month.

He joined the Sky Blues from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and featured 390 times for the club in all competitions before departing for Barcelona last summer.

During his time in Manchester, Aguero won 15 trophies, including five league titles, six League Cups, an FA Cup and the Community Shield on three occasions.

City’s players wore a special 93:20 Aguero shirt before their recent game with Newcastle United.

Speaking about the statue after its unveiling at the Etihad, via the club’s website, City chairman, Khaldoon Al Mubarak said: “Sergio Aguero’s contribution to Manchester City in a defining era for the Club cannot be overstated. He is without doubt one of the greatest players that has ever played the game.

“When our fans think of Sergio, they are immediately drawn to the iconic moment of 93:20 and the goal that secured the Club’s first league title in 44 years, but as his record of 260 goals for the Club demonstrates, his legacy and impact at Manchester City go far beyond that.

“It is only fitting that Sergio has been recognised with a statue of his own, in celebration and honour of his accomplishments in one of the most important chapters of Manchester City’s rich and long history.”

Aguero also commented on the statue and thanked the Sky Blues for the commemoration for his contribution to their past success.

He said: “Truthfully, it is a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself 10 years ago is very moving.

“In those 10 years I was able to win a lot of trophies and was able to help the club become one of the most important in the world.

“I am very grateful to the club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special.”