Advert

Leeds Emerge As Shock Suitors To Sign Sergio Aguero On A Free Transfer From Manchester City This Summer

Published 

Leeds Emerge As Shock Suitors To Sign Sergio Aguero On A Free Transfer From Manchester City This Summer

Sergio Aguero will not be short of options when his Manchester City contract expires this summer - and now Leeds have emerged as possible suitors for his services.

City recently confirmed that the 32-year-old striker's contract at the Etihad will not be renewed when it runs out at the end of the season.

Several clubs have since been linked with a swoop for the Argentine, but Leeds are also reportedly in the frame, according to 90min.com.


Advert
Image: PA
Image: PA

The website claims Leeds have been underwhelmed by the displays of club-record signing Rodrigo and boss Marcelo Bielsa could make a move to bring his compatriot to Elland Road. Such a switch would also mean that Aguero would not have to move house.

The report also mentions Arsenal and West Ham as contenders, while there is interest from La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1, the MLS and Middle East as well.

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta gave little away when asked if the Gunners could move for Augero, a player the Spaniard knows well from his time as a coach at City.

Advert

"We will see what happens," said Arteta.


Injuries have hampered City's all-time record scorer this season, limiting him to just 14 appearances across all competitions.

Advert

A statue will be put outside the Etihad when he leaves to honour a player who has won four Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and five League Cups during his decade-long stay with the Blues.

"Sergio is irreplaceable," City manager Pep Guardiola said. "I could say in terms of numbers he can be replaceable; it's not easy when you see more than 360 games played and more than 250 goals, the amount of titles...

"So, it's the legend, the best striker this club has ever had for this century through the years, but is irreplaceable in the souls, in the hearts, in the minds of our fans, of our people, of the players that played alongside him and all the managers who worked with him.

Image: PA
Image: PA
Advert

"We were so lucky, the guys who came after him - me as a manager for example. We took over the club and he was one of the guys like Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Vincent Kompany, David Silva, many players helped this club make a step forward and, of course, he was one of them.

"He helped us find a club organisation in a higher level. When he came here the club was in one level, and he helped to put the club in a higher level. And that's why all the people are still here, and of course the fans always will be grateful.

"Without them, what we achieved in the past four or five years would not be possible, that's for sure."

Topics: Manchester City, Leeds, Marcelo Bielsa, Sergio Aguero, Pep Guardiola, Arsenal

Thomas Harvey
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Football

Real Madrid, Juventus And Barcelona Release Joint Statement Refusing To Leave European Super League

5 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

UFC

Michael 'Venom' Page Destroys The Nose Of Derek Anderson With Brutal Superkick To The Face

an hour ago