Manchester City are right now in search for Sergio Aguero's long-term replacement ahead of the start of the 2019/20 campaign.
The Citizens are expected to wave farewell to Aguero in two years' time when their leading marksman’s latest contract expires, as he has it in mind to play for Independiente in his native Argentina.
The Metro reports that Pep Guardiola hopes to bring in a substitute ready for next season and he has a few options lined up by now.
Guardiola wants the new striker to learn from their club-record scorer for 12 months before leading the line himself, with Gabriel Jesus being sent to a slightly deeper position.
The report also suggests that City are pleased to let Aguero leave on a free in 2020 as a good-will gesture, granted he joins Independiente.
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