Pep Guardiola gives Sergio Aguero and Man City injury update ahead of Champions League clash with Tottenham
And the Blues striker – who has an extraordinary goalscoring record against the north Londoners – is set to be joined in the squad by fellow doubts Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy.
Aguero was taken off at Fulham last week in what was said to be a precautionary measure after suffering a muscle problem as the Blues won 2-0.
But he was then kept out of the squad for the midweek win over Cardiff and the FA Cup semi-final triumph over Brighton on Saturday.
Aguero has scored ten goals in 13 appearances against Spurs, although he has not bagged one in his last six.
He raised hopes that he would be fit for the European quarter-final first leg by travelling south with the Blues party on Friday.
He trained at Charlton’s Valley ground on Sunday and was then with the rest of the squad as they practised inside Spurs’ brand new stadium on Monday afternoon.
An Guardiola. When asked about his fitnss, said: “He feels better. He hasn’t trained with the team for the first time … he feels better.”
Mendy and Walker also took part in the latter session, despite doubts about whether they would be fit to play.
Mendy managed 79 minutes in his first start since November at Wembley on Saturday, but seems to have come through unscathed.
Walker was taken off at half-time with what Guardiola described as a “hamstring” problem, although it initially appeared his indiscreet head-rub with Alireza Jahanbakhsh, which brought him a yellow card just before half time, might have precipitated the substitution.
Guardiola again gave hope that both will be available to him, saying: “Kyle feels a little bit better, and Benjamin recovered very well. I think the doctor didn’t say anything opposite, I think they will be contenders for tomorrow.”