Updated: Apr 1
Arsenal legend Paul Merson has admitted that he was surprised by the announcement of Sergio Aguero's departure from Manchester City.
It was announced on Monday evening that the 32-year-old striker would leave City at the end of the season when his current deal expires, and speculation has begun over where he might ply his trade next term.
With Aguero leaving the Cityzens this summer, Merson reckons Pep Guardiola's side must already have a replacement for the Argentine's position.
In his latest Sky Sports column, Merson said: "Legend is a term bandied about too much in football, but in Premier League terms Sergio Aguero is an absolute legend. Since the day he first arrived at Manchester City, he's been top drawer.
"I am shocked at the decision, but Manchester City must have someone else in mind.
"They must be bringing in a big name like an Erling Haaland, a Harry Kane or a Kylian Mbappe. Otherwise, how do you not keep hold of Aguero? It's impossible not to keep him. He's a goal machine!"