Football

Aguero signs new 5-year deal

Champions Manchester City received a boost on the eve of the new Premier League season as Argentina striker Sergio Aguero signed a new five-year contract yesterday.

Aguero is now tied to City until 2019 and his decision to commit his long-term future to the Eastlands club is a major bonus as they prepare to start their defence of the Premier League title at Newcastle tomorrow.

The 26-year-old's goals have played a significant role in City winning the Premier League twice in the last three years, with his most famous strike the stoppage-time effort against QPR that sealed the title on the final day of the 2011-12 season.

Aguero follows in the footsteps of Samir Nasri, Vincent Kompany and David Silva in extending his City contract in recent months.

Since his arrival in 2011, Aguero has lifted two league titles, the League Cup and the Community Shield. In that time, he has scored 75 goals from 122 appearances. - AFP.