Aguero set for City deal as Argentine awaits FA action

Sergio AgueroSergio Aguero is set to be given a new deal by Manchester City as the club wait to see if he will be punished for a foul on David Luiz.

The 24-year-old Argentinian forward was hero and villain at Wembley on Sunday as he scored City’s second goal in their 2-1 FA Cup semi-final win against Chelsea to book their place in next month’s final against Wigan. But he was also guilty of a nasty two-footed lunge on Luiz later in the second half.

The two players had been embroiled in several tussles all afternoon, but it boiled over when Luiz went to ground and Aguero clearly jumped on the Brazilian centre-back with studs showing.

However, because neither the referee nor his assistants spotted the infringement, the Football Association could now take retrospective action against Aguero, which would include a hefty fine and a possible three-match suspension.

Meanwhile, City are reportedly looking to reward Aguero for another impressive season, in which he has scored 14 goals in 33 appearances, with a new improved contract despite him being sidelined by a couple of knee injuries.

The £35million signing from Atletico Madrid in summer 2011 still has three years remaining on his current deal, but City want to reward him with a pay rise and a new four-year contract which will also help ward off the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona, who have been linked with a summer swoop.

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