Sergio Aguero has decided that he will move to a European club next season if Manchester City decide to sell him, according to The Independent.
What’s the latest?
There has been plenty of speculation surrounding Aguero’s future over the last few weeks, mainly because of the emergence of Brazilian teenager Gabriel Jesus.
The 19-year-old has pushed Aguero out of the starting XI in City’s last two games and he looks set to keep his place for the time being after scoring three goals and making another in four games.
A host of elite clubs, including Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, have been linked with the Argentine’s signature, while those closer to home – Chelsea and Arsenal – are also rumoured to be potential suitors.
The 28-year-old has previously claimed that he will return to his boyhood club Independiente at some stage, but now does not appear to be the right time.
The Independent reports that Aguero will set his sights on another Champions League club if City decide that they no longer want him beyond the end of the season.
Why City would be making a huge error.
The majority of the British media have stated that manager Pep Guardiola does not intend to sell Aguero, and are hoping that Jesus’s form will provide healthy competition between the two strikers.
However, according to The Independent, there are concerns among some members of the City hierarchy that Aguero does not fit into Guardiola’s system.
The forward’s injury record is also believed to be a slight worry, as he has spent large chunks of time on the treatment table for various muscular problems.
The big problem for City, though, is that if they do decide to part ways with Aguero, they could end up selling him to a direct rival or one that they could meet in the Champions League.
From the club’s point of view, a return to Argentina would work out best, but these latest reports suggest that the striker is not done on the European stage.