Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires after ten seasons with City.
The club informed Aguero they would not be renewing his contract after a season largely spent on the sidelines, with injuries and illness keeping him to only 14 appearances so far this season.
Aguero, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, will be honoured with a statue at the Etihad Stadium, which will stand alongside those of his former team-mates David Silva and Vincent Kompany.
City manager Pep Guardiola spoke with with 32-year-old Aguero in person on Monday before the announcement was made, while chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak called the striker to inform him of plans for the statue.
The Argentina international has helped City win four Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and five League Cups over his 10-year stay, with the club still chasing a quadruple this season.
Aguero is also City’s record goalscorer, with 257 goals in 384 appearances for the club, having surpassed Eric Brook’s 78-year record in 2017.