Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Sergio Aguero, who is reportedly eager to leave Barcelona following Lionel Messi’s exit.
According to a feature by Spanish outlet Fichajes, Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in signing Sergio Aguero from Barcelona before the summer transfer window slams shut. The Argentine forward reportedly intends to call it quits at Camp Nou following the departure of Lionel Messi.
Sergio Aguero has only joined Barcelona in the ongoing transfer window after the expiration of his Manchester City contract. The veteran Argentine forward spent a decade with the Premier League giants before leaving as their all-time top scorer, tallying a fabulous record of 260 goals and 73 assists in 390 appearances.
However, it has been widely reported that Aguero feels he has been left in the lurch following the shock departure of Lionel Messi from Barcelona. As a result, he wants to leave Barcelona himself in search of some other club, which has now piqued the interest of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur as a result.
Chelsea are already set to sign a striker this summer in the form of Romelu Lukaku. However, apart from the Belgian forward, Thomas Tuchel has just two natural strikers at his disposal in the form of Tammy Abraham and Timo Werner. And with Abraham tipped to depart Stamford Bridge before the summer transfer window slams shut, it is not hard to see why Chelsea would want to bring in a striker.
To that end, Aguero is a viable target for the Blues in the sense that he can be the backup to Lukaku while adding bundles of goals in the process. As for Tottenham, they are battling hard to retain the services of Harry Kane while also being linked heavily with Lautaro Martinez in the scenario that the England captain joins Manchester City.
In all this, Aguero would be a candidate to either line up alongside one of the two aforementioned strikers in case Nuno Espirito Santo names a 3-5-2 formation. However, if a 3-4-3 is preferred then the Barcelona forward will only likely be a backup option at Tottenham.
Having said all that, when one takes stock of reality, it is highly unlikely that Aguero would leave Barcelona despite everything that has transpired in the past week or so. The 33-year-old has himself confessed to Barcelona fans that he is not leaving for at least a year if at all, so it looks like Chelsea and Tottenham will have to set their sights elsewhere in search of an attacking addition.