Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has thanked every member of the club’s backroom staff with a gift of a Hublot or TAG Heuer watch.
The Argentine spent a decade at the club, winning 15 trophies including five Premier League titles, but has announced a move to FC Barcelona.
Sports blog The Athletic and other press report that Mr Aguero spent £60,000 on the watches.
They were engraved on the back with “Gracias! Kun Aguero”, which is certain to increase the value of the watches among sports mad collectors.
The choice of TAG Heuer and Hublot watches raised eyebrows among commentators, who point out that they are the official timekeeping brands of rivals Manchester United and Chelsea.
Manchester City does not have a sponsorship deal with a watch brand.
Sergio Aguero bought every member of #ManCity‘s staff at the CFA building either a Hublot or Tag Heuer watch, each engraved with the words “Gracias! Kun Aguero”.
— Man City Report (@cityreport_) June 1, 2021