According to AS, Real Madrid manager Florentino Perez has identified Manchester Citya s Sergio Aguero as a potential summer target while stating that the President sacked Carlo Ancelotti for substituting Gareth Bale and thus losing his confidence.
Allegedly in the market for the new striker, reports suggest that Florentino Perez has identified Manchester Citya s Sergio Aguero as potential transfer target even though Real Madrid have Karim Benzema in their ranks. However negotiating with Manchester City for their prized striker is likely to prove to be an uphill task and hence Madrid are also looking at Inter Milana s Mauro Icardi as potential target. Though Icardi has extended his contract with Inter Milan, the striker could be signed if Real Madrid exercise their financial clout against Inter Milan who could cash in on the player.
Both Sergio Aguero and Icardi have had a stellar season with their respective clubs and have been the highest goal-scorers in both their leagues. However, the arrival of Aguero could signal the end of Karim Benzema at Santiago Bernabeu despite the Frenchman completing a good season with Real Madrid. With the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale present in the side, Karim Benzema’s ability to link up the play and provide key passes makes him a perfect member of the ‘BBC’ trio. Meanwhile the Frenchman has also been linked with a move to Manchester United as doubts remain over his future under Rafael Benitez.
The report also suggests that Florentino Perez decided to sack Carlo Ancelotti, despite winning the Champions League, the Copa del Rey and the Club World Cup, as the manager did not inspire any confidence in the President. AS claims that Florentino Perez confronted Carlo Ancelotti for substituting Gareth Bale at the Mestalla against Valencia.
a To remove Bale is to attack me,a the manager is believed to have exclaimed at Ancelottia s decision to remove the Welshman. Gareth Bale is regarded as Florentino Pereza s a star signinga and hence the decision to substitute him allegedly cost the Italian his job.
It will be interesting to see what the summer has in store for Real Madrid as they look to start afresh after appointing Rafael Benitez as Carlo Ancelottia s successor.