Real Madrid plotting £70m swoop for Manchester City star

Real Madrid are plotting a €95 million (£70 million) offer to Manchester City for their key man, Sergio Aguero, according to Italian source Tuttomercatoweb.

Aguero has been in and out of the City side this season with injuries but has still managed to net an impressive 17 Premier League goals in 25 appearances.  

The 26-year-old striker has previously claimed he wouldn’t be prepared to leave the club until he has won the Champions League with them but when the likes of Madrid come calling we have seen it is hard for the most dedicated players to remain put.

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“Not only will I stay the four years to make it eight here in total, I’ll stay beyond that – until we win it,” Aguero said back in November, referring to his contract with City that is set to run until 2019.

Aguero put himself on the map playing in La Liga with Madrid’s bitter rivals, Atletico Madrid, which could make a move unlikely if the Argentine still has any connection to the club and its fans.

If a potential move goes ahead, Real will need to fund the deal by selling to keep in line with Financial Fair Play rules. This could spark up even more transfer news regarding the futures of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, who have both been linked with big-money moves away from the Spanish capital.

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With it looking increasingly unlikely that City will not retain their Premier League title, manager Manuel Pellegrini has vowed the club need to sign at least one world-class player this transfer window, but keeping their best players will also be crucial.

Aguero would be part of one of the most impressive forward-lines in Europe if a potential deal to Real Madrid was to go ahead and would likely replace Karim Benzema as Los Blancos’ main man in attack.

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About Lewis Addley (634 Articles)
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