Manchester City are bracing themselves for a £60 million bid from Real Madrid for star striker Sergio Ageuro.
The 25-year-old Argentine hitman could be the next Premier League star on the move for a La Liga return. Real Madrid are reportedly preparing a £60 million offer to sign Kun Aguero after a disapointing season that saw their rivals Real Madrid win the Champions League title and Atletico Madrid take the La Liga title.
The former Atletico Madrid star arrived at the Etihad in 2011 after making his name in the Spanish capital where he spent five years. Aguero’s sensational tally of 28 goals across 34 appearances in all competitions this term fired the Citizens to double glory, winning the Premier League title and the League Cup in superb style, no less.
However, City have been slapped with a £49 million fine for breaching FFP regulations with their spending and may subsequently necessarily fancy a sale before buying this term.
Their rivals for the English crown this season, Liverpool have the Premier League’s most potent strike force in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge – the former has been a long term target of Real Madrid but after signing a new bumper contract this term, the Uruguayan striker looks set to stay at Anfield.
Meanwhile, across Spanish capital, Atletico Madrid frontman Diego Costa has been in high demand after a sensation term in La Liga and the Spain international has reportedly agreed terms to join City’s Premier League rivals Chelsea this summer.
With Robert Lewandowski already set to join Bayern Munich, the Citizens may be short on world-class options to replace their star striker, especially if they wish to remain within the FFP regulations. The only other conceivable options could be Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani, Suarez’ Uruguay colleague, or Monaco purchase last summer Radamel Falcao, also a former Atletico Madrid favourite.
But are any of these really as good as Aguero? You would have to say no, and perhaps City are best off sticking with their diminutive hero.