Arsenal have become the latest club to join the race to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero, according to Calciomercato.
Plenty of elite clubs have been linked with the Argentine forward in recent weeks after he dropped out of Pep Guardiola’s lineup.
The 28-year-old has had to settle for a spot on the bench in City’s last two games, with 19-year-old Gabriel Jesus taking his place.
The Brazilian, who joined up with the North-West outfit in January after sealing a £27m deal from Palmeiras last summer, has scored three goals and produced one assist in four games.
Jesus’s emergence has poured doubt over Aguero’s long-term future, even though The Express reports that City are adamant the striker will not be sold.
Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea have been touted as potential suitors for Aguero, and now, according to Calciomercato, Arsenal have entered the mix.
If reports are to be believed, Aguero will have his pick of clubs if he decides to leave City at the end of the season.
In terms of playing time, the forward will get plenty at the Emirates, particularly if the club lose Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean is yet to agree a new contract with the Gunners, despite months of negotiations, which has led to suggestions that he could leave in the summer.
Aguero would be a very welcome replacement, but considering that Arsenal’s Premier League title drought is due to extend to 13 years, the former Atletico Madrid forward may not have a great chance of silverware.
Having said that, he could be the difference between fourth and first for Arsenal as he has scored the most league goals (90) than any other player in the past five campaigns.
From City’s point of view, they should try hard to keep hold of Aguero because even though Jesus is firing right now, he still has plenty to learn.