According to a report from Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the realistic goal for Man City legend Sergio Aguero is to come back from his recent injury in time for our potential Champions League last eight encounter – which would give the Sky Blues a boost if we manage to get past Real Madrid.
Aguero, who was taken off during our 5-0 demolition of Burnley at the Etihad on Monday evening, has travelled to Barcelona for surgery courtesy of specialist Dr Ramon Cugat after tearing his left lateral meniscus.
The 32-year-old confirmed this news on Twitter, stating that he had scans in the left knee showing damage, going on to send a reassuring message to supporters that he will be back ‘as soon as possible’ and remains ‘focused’.
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Manager Pep Guardiola originally feared that he would be out for the rest of the season, and even though he looks likely to miss out on our remaining Premier League games, a return in time for the Champions League appears hopeful.
An exclusive report from the Daily Mail reveals that an optimistic projection would see Aguero return for our second leg encounter against Real Madrid in the Last 16, but Sky Sports journalist Di Marzio claims the ‘goal‘ is to have him back in action for our potential quarter-final encounter.
Of course, this is all depending on whether we beat Real, but there is cause for optimism given City are 2-1 up on aggregate after an impressive display at the Bernabeu.
Now, given these recent updates, it appears there is hope Aguero will return for our Champions League campaign – but whether or not it’s against Zinedine Zidane’s side remains to be seen.