Gabriel Jesus wants Sergio Aguero to stay at Manchester City.
Aguero’s future at the Etihad is uncertain after he lost his place to Jesus, following the Brazilian’s arrival from Palmeiras in January.
Argentina’s veteran striker Aguero won it back when Jesus was injured, and ended the season with 31 goals in all competitions.
And Jesus told The Sun: “Sergio is a very important player and essential to the club.
“Since the first time he arrived until now, he’s been a real star – the starting forward of the team.
“He has helped this club a lot and has had an amazing career here, so all the fans and all of us want him to stay at Manchester City.
“Since I met him I realised he is a really nice guy. We are all aware about his skills as a player.
“I’m very happy to see he is a good person, humble, charismatic – that’s very important for me as well.
“He became an idol because of his success here at Manchester City – he totally deserves it.”