Guardiola Speaks On Aguero City Contract Extension
Aguero scores twice as Manchester City see off Chelsea in Community Shield on Sunday (photo credit: Getty Images)

Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola is happy Sergio Aguero did not need much convincing to sign a one-year contract extension at the club.

Aguero, 30, on Friday, extended his stay at the Etihad outfit, meaning he would be at the club until just after his 33rd birthday.

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And Guardiola is excited that the Argentine would be staying at the club for a little longer.

“I did not need to convince him, he decided for himself. I thank him so much for trusting us,” Guardiola said on Friday.

“Players like him, Vincent (Kompany), David (Silva), they show every day on the training pitch, on the pitch and off the pitch, their commitment to our club and I appreciate it a lot.”

He added that he is “so happy we could extend his contract and keep him 10 years at one club.

“I did not need to convince him, he decided for himself. I thank him so much for trusting us.

“Before it was easier to find players who will stay at the same club their whole career.

“It is not bad when players try to discover new languages, or go to new places with their families, play in other leagues and improve themselves.

“It happened with Sergio. He left Argentina to go to Madrid and then came here. He is an important player for the club, not just the team.

“I don’t know if he will finish his career here, because I don’t know what will happen after two or three years, but it’s nice to count on him.”