SERGIO AGUERO stands on the brink of making more Manchester City history this weekend.
The Argentine forward, 28, needs two goals to join Tommy Johnson in second on the club’s all-time goalscorers’ list.
On current form, you would not put it past him doing it at Southampton tomorrow tea-time.
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What is more, with 164 to his name in less than six blistering years, he is only 14 behind Eric Brook at the top of the charts.
Whether he will ever reach that milestone, which has stood for almost 80 years, is less clear.
With a maximum of nine games left this term, doing it before the end of May looks beyond even Aguero’s powers.
And City fans remain uneasy over whether their hero will still be at the Etihad next season.
Gabriel Jesus — who took Aguero’s place in the team in January — is recovering from his broken metatarsal and should return by the end of the month.
And the news that their club is lining up a £50million swoop for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez has added to a nagging feeling Aguero could be off.
Senior sources at City still think he will stay — but nobody seems absolutely sure.
The striker himself has said he will seek talks at the end of the season.
His father and agent have been regulars at City home matches in the last few months.
You cannot escape the feeling something is not quite right — yet to his credit, Aguero has not let the uncertainty affect his form. Just the opposite in fact.
Pep Guardiola described his recent performances as ‘unbelievable’ after he scored against Hull last week.
The Etihad chief was critical of his man earlier in the season, but the penny has dropped.
Guardiola described how Aguero is now involved in the ‘whole process’ — in fact, at one stage against the Tigers, he popped up at left-back.
Pep wants to see his forwards closing down and pressing high, not just scoring goals.
He is still doing that pretty well though and, as ever, Aguero’s statistics are breath-taking.
His strike against Hull made it ten goals in ten matches since he came back in to replace Jesus in February.
The hope at City when the young Brazilian exploded onto the scene was that the competition would bring out the best in Aguero.
From that point of view they have not been disappointed.
He now has 28 goals for the campaign, despite missing seven matches through suspension and a handful when out of the team.
Chances are he will finish with his best ever tally for a single season in England. His goals per minute record also remains the best in Premier League history.
And Aguero’s tally for City is now the same as another deadly striker of the Premier League era, Chelsea’s Didier Drogba.
The only difference is that the City man has done it in 135 fewer games. Unlike his former strike partner and countryman Carlos Tevez, he has never given City one minute of trouble.
Even when he lost his place to Jesus he got his head down, waited for his chance and took it. You could say he is a manager’s dream.
Most managers anyway. Almost any other boss in the world would surely be doing everything possible to ensure their man is happy where he is.
But the feeling persists that Aguero may have to accept he is no longer an automatic pick if he stays next season.
At just 28 and at the peak of his powers, he is unlikely to sign up for that.
If he does go, at least he can take satisfaction from showing Guardiola he can do more than just stick the ball in the net.
Pep said last week: “Sergio is doing unbelievable, scoring one goal a game.
“He’s more involved in the game, not just in the box scoring goals. He’s involved in the whole process.
“He can get out from the central defenders and pull out from his positon and I like to see that.
“Can he get better too? Yes, of course.”
Typical Pep, always wanting more.
Aguero might have to accept that no matter what he does, it may never be quite enough for Guardiola.