The 25-year-old Argentina international has yet again been in sensational form this season for Manchester City with whom he won the Premier League title this term. The former Atletico Madrid forward scored 28 goals across 34 appearances in all competitions this term and won the league and cup double with his club ahead of the World Cup in Brazil this summer.
However, Sergio Aguero is now reportedly a top target for Barcelona this summer with the Catalans willing to test the Citizens’ resolve over their star striker. It’s more bad news for City fans as the player’s father suggests his son would be open to a move to the Camp Nou.
“He would love to go to Barcelona but Manchester City will make it impossible (for Aguero to go),” his father Leonel del Castillo is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
Aguero has a contract that runs until 2017 at the Etihad so the Manchester giants are in no danger of losing him and, as his father rightly suggests, Manchester City will be more a little reluctant to let him go.
Is there a possibility the Catalans could get their target? I would fully expect City to turn down any attempt to acquire their best player, however big the offer is on the table, given that money is of no object to the club who have brought in some of the world’s best players and won two Premier League title in three years in England.
However, that being said, we have seen in years gone by how relentless Barcelona can be in their pursuit of their targets – the likes of Cesc Fabregas spring to mind. In the modern era of football, if the player really wants to go, he can stomp his feet and kick up a fuss enough to make his manager consider selling him but, ultimately, I do not believe Aguero would have enough audacity to do that when he is being paid very well and winning medals around top players under a top manager at the Etihad.