Man City keen to tie Aguero down to new long-term deal.
SOURCE: The Metro
Premier League champions Manchester City are desperate to persuade front man Sergio Aguero to put pen to paper on a new four-year contract to stay at the Etihad stadium.
The 24-year-old attacker was brought to the North West from La Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid in the summer of 2011 in a deal worth £38 million, and in the two seasons since has been a major success for the cash-rich top-flight club.
However, his second campaign at Eastlands has without doubt not quite lived up to the very high standards that the Argentina international set himself last time out, when the forward netted an eye-catching 23 goals in only 34 Premier League games as Roberto Mancini’s side won their first top-flight title since 1968.
This season, though, the 24-year-old has scored just the ten times in 25 Premier League games as the player has struggled with a combination of a series of niggling injuries and the breakup of his marriage to the daughter of Diego Maradona.
But, those two external factors should be taken into consideration by the City hierarchy as losing a player of Aguero’s skill, eye for goal and big-match temperament would leave the club open to a second successive failed title challenge.