The Daily Star are today reporting that Real Madrid are set to make a summer bid for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
The report reveals that Los Blancos could launch a bid in the region of £45million for the Argentinian striker.
It looked as though the Spanish giants could put all their efforts into signing Liverpool striker Luis Suarez next summer, but sources in Spain claim that Aguero is now a more likely target for the club from the Spanish capital.
According to the Star, Real president Florentino Perez, boss Carlo Ancelotti and assistant Zinedine Zidane have now decided that Aguero is a more viable summer transfer target.
Aguero has hit top form in recent weeks and scored nine goals in his last seven games for City. The 25-year-old is now 5/1 third favourite to claim the golden boot in the Premier League this season. His recent form has again attracted the attention of Spanish giants Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Sergio Aguero has long been a transfer target for Los Blancos. In fact the club from the Spanish capital attempted to sign him from arch-rivals Atletico Madrid in 2011, but Atleti refused to sell their biggest asset to their rivals and Aguero moved to City instead.
Aguero has revealed his admiration for Real Madrid in the past and has never ruled out a switch to the Bernabeu, despite his links with rivals Atletico.
Real are looking to strengthen their strike-force because of doubts over France striker Karim Benzema’s ability to perform consistently. The striker has scored four goals in as many games for Real Madrid, but has never been a big favourite with the Real Madrid faithful.
Benzema has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal on numerous occasions and could make the move if as expected Real bring in a high-profile new striker in the summer.
Manchester City would hate to lose the striker, especially with him finding form so far this season. However, it seems that Aguero has a clause in his contract that means the Citizens must listen to offers from Real Madrid or Barcelona.
That would mean that Manchester City would powerless to stop the striker leaving the Etihad Stadium in the summer, if he wanted to move on that is.
Real Madrid could face major competition from rivals Barcelona for Aguero’s signature. Despite the fact that Barca already has the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Alexis Sanchez it seems that they could interested in acquiring yet another forward player.
Messi is believed to be a big fan of his compatriot and Barcelona may just enter the race to sign Aguero in a big money move. Barcelona’s interest may just trigger a bidding war, but it seems that it is Real who have made the first move.
If Aguero did choose to leave Manchester City then the presence of Messi at Barcelona could very well be enough to convince him that his future lays at the Nou Camp.
Sergio Aguero seems to currently be happy at Manchester City. He is enjoying his football and scoring goals. The Argentinian also seems to enjoy playing under new City boss Manuel Pellegrini and alongside Spanish striker Alvaro Negredo.
Manchester City are one of the favourites for the Premier League title and have qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League. Aguero’s future may hinge on how City does for the remainder of the season.
Aguero is without doubt one of the best strikers in the Premier League. The Argentine moving to La Liga would not just be a blow to City, but also to the Premier League as a whole. The English top-flight has already lost Gareth Bale to La Liga this summer and it now looks very likely that Aguero could go the same way.
Could Sergio Aguero be heading to La Liga in the summer?