Paris Saint-Germain have joined Chelsea and Real Madrid in the race to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in the summer, as per reports.
The Daily Mail have reported that Paris Saint-Germain have joined Chelsea and Real Madrid in the chase for Argentine striker Sergio Aguero in the summer transfer window, with his future at Manchester City under a cloud.
Sergio Aguero is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the world, having led the Manchester City attack with aplomb for over five years following his breakthrough at Atletico Madrid.
Injuries have threatened to peg him back over the years but his numbers are nothing short of extraordinary, with 116 goals and 33 assists in 168 Premier League games being a key factor in Manchester City’s rise as a giant of English football in the recent times.
The 2016/17 season, though, has seen a different Aguero take the field. Because despite getting the numbers, he has looked a pale shadow of his prolific, dominant best. Pep Guardiola, too, has demanded more out of Aguero, with defensive work rate a priority for the City boss.
Moreover, the swift rise of Gabriel Jesus in the last few weeks is now threatening to force Aguero down the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, with his 3 goals in 3 games having already relegated his senior strike partner to the bench.
His future at City is now uncertain, and Aguero himself has hinted that he could be on the way out of the Etihad Stadium, but City officials and Guardiola have remained adamant that the Argentina international would not be on sale in the summer.
However, indications from recent matches say otherwise. With little clarity on his situation, Chelsea and long-time admirers Real Madrid have been keeping tabs on him and had been looking all set to go head-to-head in order to land Aguero.
But, it now looks like it could well be a three-way battle between three European heavyweights, with PSG entering the picture. The report indicates that PSG’s director of football Patrick Kluivert and the club’s board have been in constant talks in the last three months over the possibility of securing Aguero.
However, with his situation at the Etihad Stadium becoming increasingly difficult, they could look to make their interest concrete. And even though Edinson Cavani is the Ligue 1 top scorer, he hasn’t been able to match the dangerous consistencies of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. And Aguero presents an able replacement for the Swede.
Chelsea have an uncertain situation with Diego Costa, while Real Madrid are looking to Karim Benzema who is seemingly on the way out of Santiago Bernabeu, and if both clubs do enter the market for Aguero in the summer we could well have a feisty battle on our hands.