Having bagged over one hundred goals for Atletico Madrid and become a permanent fixture in the Argentina squad, it’s been no surprise to see clubs drooling over Sergio Aguero for the past few years. Up until now he has been strictly out of bounds but there has today been a huge development, with the striker openly admitting that he is now looking to move away from the La Liga outfit.
Speaking through a statement on his website, the 22-year-old said: “I said long ago that when I wanted to go, I would say so publicly. And the time has come.
“After five intense years, this stage for me personally is over and I have to give way to a new one.”
The news will certainly alert Chelsea and Real Madrid, who have both been reported trackers of the striker over the past eighteen months. However, Atletico will not let him go without a fight and after signing a contract with a £40m buyout clause only a few months ago, it will take some serious negotiations for either side to land him.
What’s more, despite Aguero’s admission, Atletico have responded by saying they have absolutely no intention of selling their star striker. Speaking to Radio Marca, club president Enrique Cerezo said:
“There is no getting around it. El Kun has a signed contract. He has shown his desire to leave, but we say the same thing. We do not want to sell. We respect his decision, but he also has to respect ours. He has a commitment to us.”
However, no matter how hard Atletico try, it looks as though they are fighting a losing battle. Considering his blossoming reputation, £40m does not seem a huge clause and with so many big clubs chasing his signature, it will take some intense persuading to keep the Argentine.