Well yeah. I love Sergio but he's in a different phase of his career now (whether or not certain people want to admit it). If he comes back next year it has to be at a wage that allows us to bring in Haaland or someone else, and he has to accept a role in which he's going to start the majority of games on the bench. Based on his amateur PR agent it doesn't seem like he's willing to do either quite yet.That's a complete straw man.
The choice is this - Pay a 34 year old Aguero who's not been fit for 7 months 250k a week.
Or offer Aguero a reduced wage and go spend the rest of the money on Haaland or some other striker who is fit enough to play.