Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but the deal could be a blessing for both player and club.
Manchester City’s deadly Argentinian front man Sergio Aguero could be heading for the exit door at Eastlands at the end of the season, which would represent a major blow to the Premier League champions.
SOURCE: The Daily Mirror
Reports have been circulating in both the Spanish and British press of late linking Manchester City’s diminutive forward Sergio Aguero with an end of season move to La Liga title-holders Real Madrid – something City head coach Roberto Mancini would surely hate to happen.
The in-form Argentina international nearly moved to the Santiago Bernabeu of course instead of the Etihad Stadium when he left Atletico de Madrid in the summer of 2011, only for his club to refuse to do business with their city rivals, clearing the path then for City to buy the striker in a big-money deal.
And, the top-flight champions have really got their money’s worth in the intervening 18 months, with Aguero’s nose for goal and penalty-box instincts playing a large part in the club’s first title triumph for decades last summer.
However, this campaign has been a little different for both club and the player himself, who has seen his much-publicised marriage to Diego Maradona’s daughter Giannina break up, with his partner and their young son Benjamin moving back to Madrid as a result.
And there has been no doubt that this of the pitch situation has had an impact on ‘Kun’s’ on-field displays, which coupled with a number of niggling injuries this season have been well below his usual high standards, a factor that has also led partly to City’s failed title defence.
Now Madrid president Florentino Perez wants to take advantage of the turmoil in Aguero’s private life to attempt to this time persuade the 24-year-old to swap Manchester for the Spanish capital this summer – a move that by all accounts would suit the front man, who could then be closer to his son in Madrid.
For City, however, it would represent a severe blow to lose their most effective goal scorer, although the £45 million plus that the club would reportedly receive for such a move would definitely soften the blow and in turn allow Mancini to bring in a new top-class forward to replace him with next season.