Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has ridiculed Manchester City’s new record scorer Sergio Aguero statue.
The statue was created by award-winning sculptor Andy Scott, who also created busts of fellow legends Vincent Kompany and David Silva sitting outside the arena.
However, shortly after the statue was unveiled, Aguero’s statue was ridiculed for not resembling the former Argentine national team player.
Fans now point out that he resembles Kroos more, who made his remarks on Twitter.
In response to a tweet featuring an image of the statue with the caption “Sergio is here,” Kroos replied “Is that so?”
Aguero, along with Luis Suarez, Michael Essien and Mohamed Salah, became the latest player to have a strange statue erected in his honor.
Perhaps the most famous football statue of recent years is the infamous bust of Cristiano Ronaldo, unveiled at Madeira International Airport in 2017.
The statue was widely ridiculed for not resembling the Portuguese national team.
Although his statue has already been the subject of a joke, Aguero says he is honored to have it outside of Etihad.
…why did they erect a statue of Tony Kroos?
— Jay Depravo (@JayDepravo) May 13, 2022
class! It’s not Aguero, it’s Cross 😂😂😂😂
— Yartoss (@yartoss) May 14, 2022
🤷♂️ “I just saw the statue of Aguero… They don’t look alike at all!”
🗑 “It’s not that person! Garbage!”
🤔 “I don’t eat it! If I hadn’t told you who I was, you wouldn’t have known!”
— TalkSport (@talkSPORT) May 13, 2022
Aguero, who scored 260 goals in 390 appearances for Manchester City, said: “It is really beautiful for me to see myself 10 years ago.
“In those 10 years I was able to win many trophies and help the club become the most important club in the world.
“I am very grateful to the club that made this statue to recognize my football career at Manchester.
“It’s very special.”