Report: Real Madrid to make Manchester City's Sergio Aguero their main transfer target this summer

Real Madrid are determined to match rivals Barcelona’s firepower next season and reports say Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is their main target.

Despite being injured for a large chunk of the season, Sergio Aguero ran away with the Premier League Golden Boot, scoring 26 goals as Manchester City finished second.

Since the Argentine joined City in 2011, nobody has scored more than Aguero’s tally of 78 - having caught Robin van Persie over the course of this campaign. His prolific total would be even higher if he had stayed clear of constant injury niggles.

Aguero has established himself as one of the best strikers on the continent. His movement and pace is almost unstoppable but when he gets into goal-scoring situations, you will not find a striker with more composure in front of goal.

If he could have stayed fit for a full season, there is no doubt that Aguero could have set Premier League records during his stint in England.

Over the last two seasons, he even transferred his prolificacy in front of goal onto the European stage. He has carried City in the Champions League despite their early exits, scoring 12 goals in 13 appearances in that competition.

Aguero is a world class striker, who is bound to be on the radar of all of Europe’s powerhouses and, according to the Mirror, Real Madrid are hoping to make him their marquee signing this summer after the departure of Carlo Ancelotti.

When Real go after a player, they generally land their target. This has to be a major worry for City, who would find it impossible to replace Aguero should he decide to move to the Spanish capital.

With Rafa Benitez likely to take over at the Bernabeu, per Sky Sports, he wants to make an immediate mark on the squad by signing a high-profile striker, who can help Real match Barcelona’s firepower next season.

The Spanish giants have fallen behind Barcelona this season, with their Catalan rivals on the verge of winning an historic treble should they defeat Juventus in the Champions League final this weekend.

A front three of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Aguero would strike fear into any defence and would certainly give Real a phenomenal chance of overhauling Barcelona, but it is likely that City will want close to a world record transfer fee to give up their prized asset.

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