Sergio Aguero believes what is expected of him at Manchester City is “too difficult to do” and is ready to quit this summer.
The 28-year-old striker feels unappreciated by boss Pep Guardiola, according to an exclusive in The Sun and has told friends he is preparing to leave The Etihad in the summer.
The club are not believed to be keen on selling the Argentina forward, but according to a source close to the striker the feels Guardiola’s system is not suitable for him and he says he will not play second fiddle to new boy Gabriel Jesus.
A source close to Aguero, quoted in The Sun, said: “Kun has always been a box player. He reckons he works hard enough and what is being asked of him is too difficult to do.
“It’s not because he is lazy but because the way Pep wants to play is not natural to Kun.”
Aguero’s £250,000-a-week contract runs until 2020, but after being dropped for the recent game against Swansea he placed the ball firmly in the court of City.
“Sometimes this happens. When you’re on the bench you have to wait for your opportunity,” he said.
“I have three months to do my best and try to help the team and we’ll see what happens with my future.”
Aguero, who has scored 154 goals for City since joining the club in 2011, also insisted he had not thought about leaving.
The Argentinian added: “No, no. I have to help the team as much as I can in these three months, afterwards we’ll see what the club wants to do with me.
“In three years my contract is up, that’s why I say I’m happy at the club. In these last three months that are left I have to help the club and as I say the club will decide if I have a place here or not. I want to stay, of course.”
The introduction of Brazilian starlet Gabriel Jesus has been a catalyst for Aguero’s unrest and although supporting of the new Brazilian wonderkid, Aguero will not be pushed into the background.