Tottenham Hotspur are a potential destination for Premier League talisman Sergio Aguero this summer…
That’s according to the Telegraph’s transfer guru Mike McGrath, who has claimed that the out-of-contract Man City star is eager to remain in England to prove himself away from the runaway league leaders.
And he’s even said to be willing to forgo Champions League football.
Both Spurs and local rivals Chelsea appear to be in the running to claim the 32-year-old forward.
It was announced at the end of March that the long-serving City poacher would leave the Etihad at the expiration of his current £230k-per-week contract, having originally joined from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
He could’ve joined Spurs back then, too as then-manager Harry Redknapp pursued his signature. It’s always been a case of ‘what might’ve been’ for the north Londoners but now they could finally get their hands on him and right their wrongs.
In January 2011, Redknapp failed with a €45m (£38m) bid for the emerging Argentine sensation despite meeting his release clause, then within six months he was a City player and the rest was history.
Evidently, Spurs missed out on one of the greatest Premier League strikers, if not all-round players, of all-time as he has constantly delivered goals on the biggest stage, also leading the Citizens to four top-flight titles and one FA Cup.
“Aguero has conquered England. His numbers speak for themselves,” lauded Guardiola to ESPN (via Sports Illustrated). “Aguero is an extraordinary person, and we still have a month and a half to win more things and help him to score goals.”
It remains to be seen how that would’ve impacted Harry Kane’s rapid growth over the years but you can’t help but feel many were deprived of a mouthwatering partnership.
That’s something Levy can make amends for now.
Only three players have scored more goals in the Premier League than Aguero – all legends in their own right in Wayne Rooney, Alan Shearer and Andy Cole.
Still valued at £22.5m by Transfermarkt, securing Aguero on a free transfer to play alongside or behind Kane would certainly be a masterstroke move from Daniel Levy.
He clearly has a lot to give and with that added chip on his shoulder, the 97-time Argentina international could continue to smash top-flight records and help steer Spurs back on track with their own aims and ambitions.
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