Pep Guardiola unsure regarding Sergio Aguero return date


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has said that he is unsure when Sergio Aguero will make his comeback following a knee surgery. The Argentina international picked up the damage during the midway stage of the 5-0 Premier League win over Burnley and he has since missed two matches for the club across all competitions.

It has been reported that the Argentine could return in time for the Champions League round of 16 second leg against Real Madrid in early August but Guardiola has refused to provide an exact timescale for his return to the playing field, he told: “I don’t know right now. Once he has finished the surgery we will know the time Sergio will come back to play with us.”

The Cityzens recently surrendered their league title to Liverpool but they still have plenty to play for over the course of the campaign. The club have already won the League Cup this term and they have the opportunity to lift the FA Cup, where they recently progressed to the semi-final stage. Elsewhere, the club find themselves in a good position to make the quarter-final stage of the Champions League, given they have a 2-1 advantage after the round of 16 first leg which was played at the Bernabeu before the coronavirus shutdown.

As a result, they could still end the season with another treble where with a maiden Champions League trophy and Guardiola will be hoping that Aguero returns in time for the backend of the European competition. Meanwhile, the Spanish tactician provided an update on the club’s European ban for the next two seasons. The Cityzens recently appealed against the embargo at the Court of Arbitration for Sport and Guardiola has revealed that the verdict should come during the first 10 days of July, he told: “I know the sentence will be in the first 10 days of July. After that we will know exactly what the jury said.”