Yaya Toure knew that signing Sergio Aguero would deliver success to Manchester City and believes he’s among the many Premier League greats.
Aguero’s time at City will come to and finish this summer season when his contract on the Etihad expires.
He’ll depart because the membership’s file goalscorer and 4 Premier League titles to his title – and certain a fifth.
Toure spent eight years at City having joined in 2010, one yr earlier than the Argentine striker moved to Manchester from Atletico Madrid.
He shared in a lot of the success that got here to the membership during the last decade and paid tribute to his outdated teammate on talkSPORT on Tuesday.
“Lots of people near the crew is aware of how a lot I really like Aguero from the beginning when he signed for Man City beneath (Roberto) Mancini,” Toure stated.
“I at all times stated if we might get a participant like Aguero, it could be huge increase for the membership.
“When he got here, he was a brief man however a smiley man – a pleasant boy. He simply tried to be taught and perceive.
“Working with him was a fantastic pleasure. When issues are so good you wish to see it stick with it, however on the finish of the day every part involves an finish.
“It’s fairly laborious for the followers and ex-players. If he has to signal for one more membership it is going to be fairly tough to see that, however that’s what it’s. That’s soccer.
“He’s by far among the finest strikers Man City have ever had, scoring one thing like 200 objectives. That’s unbelievable.
“He didn’t solely do it at Man City, he’s been to Atletico, to Argentina, he began there, he scored 12 hat-tricks [in the Premier League].
“He’s up there with Thierry Henry, Alan Shearer and increasingly more. An enormous, large participant. An enormous legend of this membership.
“On the finish of the day, issues are coming to an finish. With all his contributions to the City followers, membership and to the honour, I feel it’s effectively deserved.
“For me Aguero, everyone know’s how a lot I really like Aguero, he’s at all times been the perfect striker in Manchester City with out query.”
Aguero enters the swansong of his Man City profession with the prospect of including to his already spectacular trophy haul.
They’ll nonetheless full an unprecedented quadruple. The Premier League is in sight, they’re by way of to the Carabao Cup last and going robust within the FA Cup and Champions League.
“They’ve obtained a great squad and every part goes effectively,” Toure added.
“I feel something is feasible and this information from Aguero shall be a bit tough, however now all of the lads, his teammates and the membership can attempt to push ahead to do it for him.
“I feel it’s going to be one of many final from his period.”
And as for his subsequent vacation spot, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain have been mooted together with a return to his boyhood membership, Independiente, in Argentina.
All of it is dependent upon what his ambition is for the twilight of his profession.
Toure stated: “When gamers get to his age, some gamers wish to return house, some wish to end it properly or perhaps extra ambition to do one thing else.
“A number of individuals have been speaking about Barcelona and it could be him and his greatest buddy, Lionel Messi, to be collectively in the identical crew.
“He’s a free agent, he can go the place he needs and it relies upon what he needs for his future. What he needs to attain once more, much less or extra, that’s fairly tough.”