Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero could be living his last season as a Manchester City player. His relationship with Pep Guardiola is not working and Gabriel Jesús arrival push the Argentinian to find a new club in the summer transfer window. Real Madrid are favourites number one to sign the forward according to some bookmakers.
Manchester City signed Sergio Agüero in 2011 from Atlético Madrid for a €45M transfer fee. He’s been the star of the sky blue team since then but his importance in the squad has decreased recently, especially with Guardiola’s arrival. The Catalan coach is very demanding and he has pushed Agüero to defend as well, but the Argentinian is not willing to do it.
In the winter transfer window, Manchester City decided to sign Gabriel Jesús from Palmeiras, paying €32M to the Brazilian team. The striker was supposed to fight with Agüero for the striker position, but he won easily the battle in the first games. Besides, he had a stunning debut in the Premier League, scoring three goals in two games against West Ham United and Swansea City. Unfortunately, he suffered a metatarsal fracture, so he will miss the rest of the season.
This injury allowed Agüero to play the most important games of the season, including the Champions League Last 16 round fixtures against Monaco. The Argentinian striker missed many chances in both games and he couldn’t help the team to go through the next round.
Despite the tough season, Agüero’s numbers in Manchester City are far from being poor. He’s scored this season 13 goals in 22 Premier League games and 8 goals in 8 Champions League matches, including two goals in the first leg against Monaco. In three of his six seasons at the Etihad Stadium, Agüero was able to score more than 20 goals. In this time, he helped the team to win two Premier League trophies, the last one in 2014.
Taking all this in consideration, his time at Manchester seems over. Pep Guardiola and Txiki Begiristain are working together to improve the squad for the next project and the Argentinian is not in their mind. For this reason, some bookmakers have already opened a market to bet in which team Agüero will play for in the next season. You can have a look at some betting sites and back Real Madrid to buy Agüero in the next transfer market.
It won’t be easy for Florentino Pérez, though. Eden Hazard is the target number one this summer and Los Blancos will have many competitors to sign Manchester City star. PSG, Atlético Madrid or Chelsea could join the bid for Agüero. Besides, Real Madrid have already covered the forward position with Karim Benzema and Álvaro Morata in the squad. They will have to sell one of them, if they want to undertake this signing.