According to reports in The Sun, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is lining up a shock £55m move for Manchester City Sergio Aguero this summer.
Well, Mourinho is looking for a long-term replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic after conceding that the Swede probably won’t return at the same level following the serious knee injury he suffered, and he is said to be a big fan of Aguero.
The 28-year-old’s future at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola is far from certain and there are rumours that he could be allowed to leave this summer as he is now considered to be second choice to Gabriel Jesus, which has alerted Mourinho.
Despite perhaps not being as much of a regular as he would have liked, the Argentine hotshot has still netted 18 Premier League goals in 28 appearances this term to show that he hasn’t lost any of his finishing ability.
Although he has tried to adapt to the pressing style Guardiola demands, there will be a feeling from Aguero’s side that he is a player that needs to stay around the penalty area.
He definitely would.
On far too many occasions this season United have been missing that player that can find them a goal when they need one, and Mourinho will know that he could improve their goalscoring threat in the Premier League next term.
Since he moved to England in 2011 he has scored 120 top flight goals in just 178 appearances, but he would want to play Champions League football and United may need to ensure they win the Europa League to tick that box.
Surely they wouldn’t.
United and City could well be title rivals next season if things go right for both during the summer and Guardiola surely wouldn’t be willing to let a proven goalscorer to Old Trafford.
If that is the case, then Mourinho may have to turn his attentions elsewhere.