Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given Sergio Aguero a condition for extending his contract.
Guardiola has said that the Argentina international must prove himself in order to snag a new deal at Etihad stadium.
“Sergio now has to show, like every one of us, that he deserves to continue here – keep playing well, scoring goals and winning games – and after that the club and I will decide,” Guardiola told reporters.
“But if he is playing in his level we don’t have any doubts that he is a player to stay until he decides because he is unique. He is important for us, our fans and everyone.
“But he was out four months and he has to start training regularly and start to score goals – this is the most important thing.”
Aguero has won four Premier League titles and numerous other domestic trophies since arriving at City from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
Guardiola is unsurprisingly happy to have the 32-year-old – who scored 16 goals in 24 league games last season – back from injury.
“Having Aguero on the pitch, we are better, we are safer,” he said.
“We missed him a lot in the important moments at the end part of last season, but now is good news for us that he is back.”