Footballers always aspire to play for big clubs, strive hard to carry out miraculous jobs for the side paying their bills and also try to impress a few teammates and, most importantly, coaches with a consistent run of decent in-game performances. Some achieve success in their endeavours, while others achieve success but in lesser quantity.
But then comes an induvial like Sergio Aguero, who is born to thrive under demanding circumstances, make people aware of his presence, and craft his name at the top of the club’s history books — because the occupant of the second spot, sadly, doesn’t fascinate the stats-lovers.
Signed from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, Aguero now tops the league of Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorers. Having scored 256 goals from 379 matches so far, Aguero is well ahead of the second on the list, Raheem Sterling, who, at this moment, has 113 goals in his account. Quite seemingly, the difference between the first and the second is vast.
And why that wouldn’t be the case — the Argentine’s contribution to Man City’s success is immeasurable.
In his first season at the blue half of Manchester, Aguero won City the Premier League apparently with the last kick of the game. And now, his cabinet has six Premier League medals — potentially seven if they could successfully pull off a title chase this time.
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What is the story now?
According to El Chiringuito (via Calciomercato), Juventus could sign Sergio Aguero in the upcoming summer transfer window and understandably have communicated the player’s agent over a potential deal. But they are not the lone survivor in the quest, with Barcelona and Inter Milan also showing interest in the striker’s signature.
Aguero’s contract is set to run out in June 2021. So, as it seems, Juventus might actually catch a big fish for free. But considering there would be stiff competition for the marksman, the transfer market could witness an intense tug-of-war.
How has been “Kun” Aguero’s 2020-21 season?
In short, Sergio Aguero is having the worst season in terms of goals and playing time ever since moving from Madrid almost ten years back. In a campaign where Aguero has missed a broad number of games through various injures and COVID-19-related health issues, nine appearances, and two goals are what we have seen so far from the superstar this season.
What is the latest on Aguero from Pep Guardiola and Aguero himself?
Pep Guardiola, Aguero’s current boss at Manchester City, belives despite being on the sideline for so long, the predator has a huge part to play in the second half of the season. In a recent press conference, he said,
“We cannot forget he [Aguero] was a long time injured and you get rhythm when you play minutes. But he deserves to play and I want it. I want to say keep working hard and your time is coming.”
Aguero, on the other hand, is adamant that he could possibly be able to continue for a few more years at the highest level, revealing:
“I finish my contract at the end of the season and I don’t know what to do yet. I don’t have an idea.
“The first thing I want to do is play, and at the end of the season, we’ll see.
“I will keep playing until my body allows me to. I hope that I can continue for a few more years.”
What are the possibilities of Juventus stealing the deal?
While talking about possibilities, we must consider more than one aspect to constitute a definitive conclusion.
> What if Man City offer Aguero a new deal?
There is no way Aguero is leaving Man City if the Mancunian club offers him a contract renewal. Accordingly, Aguero is only going to leave if there is no new contract on his table from the Premier League table-toppers.
> What are the other facets that the Argentine might consider before penning a renewal?
The upcoming summer would complete Aguero’s 10-year anniversary as a Man City professional, meaning he would be eligible for a testimonial at the Etihad stadium.
A constant threat for the opposition defenders, Aguero wouldn’t surely want to miss that.
Furthermore, Manchester City are one of the frontrunners to lure Lionel Messi, Aguero’s close friend, away from Barcelona. The possibility of playing alongside his compatriot would also encourage him to pen a renewal at Manchester City.
> Is Aguero the kind of player Juventus should consider?
No, if you ask me. Sergio Aguero will turn 33 next June. And as Andrea Pirlo footballing philosophy demands an extreme level of pressing and counter-pressing from the two forwards leading the forward line, Aguero is certainly not the nature Juventus should be looking at — mayhap Juventus should be looking at more juvenile options.
In conclusion, it would be appropriate to say that amidst the financial conundrum caused by the coronavirus pandemic, offering a veteran around £12 million of annual salary would be unnecessary.
Plus, sometimes agents leak rumours and link their clients to the elite clubs in a bid to eventually engineer a move. The Aguero links could be one of those vague stories with no significant impetus.
Nonetheless, Juventus have other puzzles to solve, especially in regard to their haphazard midfield. They should run their eyes through that issue first.