Sergio Aguero has risked upsetting Roberto Mancini by putting himself forward for international duty with Argentina even though he is not fit enough to play for Manchester City.
Aguero has been out of action since the opening weekend of the season when he was carried off against Southampton after twisting his right knee. However, having ruled out the possibility of his £38million record signing joining up with Argentina for their World Cup qualifiers against Paraguay and Peru, Mancini relented and allowed Aguero to travel to Buenos Aires where he promptly declared his intention to try and play in the second game next Tuesday.
“I’m here until Peru,” Aguero told the Mail Online on his arrival at Ezeiza Airport. “Today, the knee still hurts and it bothers me, but things might change in two or three days. I will see the doctors of the Argentinean FA.” That is unlikely to go down well with Mancini who wants Aguero available again after the international break for a crucial week that sees City take on Stoke and Arsenal either side of their Champions League opener away to Real Madrid.