Manchester City’s latest statue unveiled ahead of the Etihad has sparked much debate, while it’s in honor of former striker Sergio Aguero it actually looks like Toni Kroos
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Sergio Aguero recently gave up his football boots for good after being forced to do so for health reasons, but the Argentine has already been honored by one of his former clubs.
Manchester City have unveiled a large statue of the striker to celebrate 10 years after Aguero’s iconic last-second title-winning goal against Queens Park Rangers in 2012. The five-time Premier League winner will forever be fondly remembered by the city’s supporters for his efforts since joining the club in the summer of 2011.
The Buenos Aires-born talent scored a staggering 260 goals while wearing the City shirt, including 184 in 275 league games – the most goals scored by a foreign player in English top-flight history. The most important of those 184 was undoubtedly the 93rd-minute goal that stole the title from neighbors Manchester United a decade ago.
To celebrate the moment, the club decided to unveil a statue depicting the striker celebrating the goal outside the Etihad. It is the third statue to be erected on the east side of the site, with Vincent Kompany and David Silva also boasting their own.
Unfortunately for the Argentine, there has been a lot of talk about how much Aguero actually looks like the former City star. What’s more, some fans have noticed that in reality it looks a lot more like Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos. The likelihood is uncanny, so much so that Kroos himself addressed the fact.
The Germany international and former Bayern Munich ban quoted a picture of Aguero looking down at the artwork meant to look like him and simply wrote, “Sure?” implying what many fans thought was a lot without context anyway looks more like a statue dedicated to Kroos himself.
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However, Aguero expressed his delight at the effort and explained how it feels to be immortalized on City’s website. “Honestly it’s a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself 10 years ago is very moving,” revealed the Argentine.
“In those 10 years I was able to win many trophies and help the club become one of the most important in the world. I am very grateful to the club for creating this statue in recognition of my footballing career in Manchester. It is something very special.”
Andy Scott, the man behind the sculpture, gushed about the subject of his work at the official unveiling: “It’s been an honor to work on a project that means so much to Manchester City fans around the world, to celebrate such an important one Event to celebrate players in the life of this football club.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/aguero-statue-kroos-tweet-mancity-26962756 Toni Kroos reacts to Man City's statue of Sergio Aguero, which looks like him