Real Madrid are reportedly weighing up a move for Sergio Aguero, even as the Manchester City striker intends to resist interest from Los Blancos
The Daily Mirror have reported that Real Madrid are weighing up a summer move for Sergio Aguero after he was benched by Manchester City in their 4-0 rout of West Ham United on the weekend.
The 2016/17 season has been quite unusual for Sergio Aguero. The Argentine has regularly been one of the most prolific strikers in Europe, often ending in the upper echelons of the Premier League top scorers list, ever since his move to Manchester City in 2011.
His exploits for the Citizens have resulted in him being on the cusp of becoming the club’s all-time top scorer, netting 150 goals in just over 5 years in England. However, this season has seen a completely different Aguero take the field for City.
While numbers of 15 goals in 24 appearances in all competitions is still better than most strikers in the world, these numbers come nowhere near Aguero’s best at the Etihad Stadium.
On top of that, there has been a change in temperament as the Argentina international becomes increasingly frustrated if things aren’t going his way, as evidenced by the seven games he has missed through suspension.
Real Madrid have been long-time admirers of the Argentinian striker, but they believe that the time is now perfect to make a move for him, with his future with City looking somewhat uncertain following the benching on the weekend.
At 28, Aguero is in the prime of his career, and if Pep Guardiola chooses to prefer Gabriel Jesus over him, he could be looking for a new club in the summer.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid have been on the lookout for a striker having been heavily linked with Paulo Dybala. However, with the Juventus striker close to penning a new deal with the Bianconeri, Los Blancos could instead move for his compatriot.
Meanwhile, Aguero’s agent Hernan Regeura has insisted that the striker wants to fight for his place in the Manchester City first team despite links with other clubs.
Speaking to the Guardian, Reguera said: “Yes, he is very, very happy – he will be there next season.” And when asked Aguero had any issue fighting Jesus for a place in the starting lineup, he retorted with a simple: “No problem.”
Real Madrid’s interest in Aguero is well known, and they could well be eager to make a move for their man in the summer. However, with his agent iterating that Aguero is happy to fight for his place with Gabriel Jesus, it remains to be seen where the Argentine starts next season.