The Argentine forward joined the Cityzens in 2011.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has praised the club’s all-time top scorer Sergio Aguero as he described the striker as ‘irreplaceable’ at the club. Aguero has a tally of 244 career goals for the Cityzens since joining in 2011.

He already has 13 goals to his name so far this season despite being out since 30th November. The Argentine forward is in contention to play against Wolves on Friday after recovering from a thigh injury and Pep Guardiola insisted that it will be a challenge for the club to replace Aguero in future.

“It will be one of the toughest… I think Sergio is irreplaceable.”

“We have an incredible striker in Gabriel (Jesus)and could maybe get another when Sergio is leaving but I think most important moment in this club, even more than if we hopefully one day win the Champions League, was the moment Sergio scored that goal against QPR.”

“That was much better than four titles in one season and he was the guy.”

“More than that the goals he has scored for this club. Sooner or later it will happen he will decide when and I’m sure the club will be ready to find the guy to replace Sergio but, of course, it will not be easy.”

Pep Guardiola and Sergio Aguero have worked together for three and a half seasons now and the tactician was full of praise about the forward’s down-to-earth and positive attitude around the squad.

“I have never seen a big star like him be so humble, he’s such a funny guy,” the boss told to ManCity.

“It’s a joy to work with him and how he accepts my decisions even when it has not worked for him. Big stars like him cannot accept that sometimes.”

“I have worked with some other stars who think they are more of a star than Sergio and they were not and they are more difficult to handle.”

“It’s not easy to find a guy with his status, personality, what he has done in his career, his humility.”

The defending champions have a marathon of games to play until 7th January which includes two home games against Sheffield United and Everton along with an FA Cup match against Port Vale and a trip to Old Trafford for the EFL Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester United.