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'Won't question Pep but': Micah Richards 'can't believe' what Manchester City are about to do

Micah Richards believes Manchester City are letting Sergio Aguero go one year too soon, admitting he “can’t believe” the Citizens are “getting rid” of him.

The Argentina international, who will be 33 in June, will not have his contract renewed as both parties look to the future.

Aguero, who signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has scored a club record 258 goals in 388 appearances for the Citizens.

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In addition, he is the highest-scoring overseas player in Premier League history.

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Aguero’s efforts have helped City won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and five League Cups over his 10-year stay.

In a feature article on BBC Sport, Richards discussed the striker’s career and was asked whether he deserved a statue outside the Etihad.

“A statue for sure, 100 percent,” said Richards. “He is a legend. Probably the best player ever for City for what he has done for the club and I can’t believe we are getting rid of him.

“I won’t question Pep, but City are going to need to buy a striker soon. I believe we are letting him go one year too soon. We have seen what Edinson Cavani can do at Manchester United.”

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Aguero’s heroics over the years for City need no introduction – just the fact he’s getting a statue outside the Etihad shows just how amazing he has been for the club.

Hopefully City have already lined up a world-class replacement – they cannot rest on their laurels when it comes to replacing a player of Aguero’s calibre.

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