A decade after his arrival in the English Premier League, Sergio Kun Aguero is still showing how lethal he is in front of goal. The Argentine’s goal against Crystal Palace, a brilliant first touch and a left-footed riffle into the net, was a moment that reminded the world of his exploits in the Premier League.
The Manchester City record scorer has found the net 182 times for the Citizens in the Premier League. Bought for £35 million, the diminutive forward has repaid every penny of his transfer fee and more through his performances and trophies for the club.
His title winning goal in 2012, 12 Premier League hat tricks and numerous mouth watering performances put him in the conversation of the best strikers to walk the Premier League.
However, at 32 and after a decade at City. The former Atletico Madrid man has decided that it’s time to leave. He announced his planned departure in March and this has alerted several clubs, including City’s Premier League rivals. Without a doubt, he still has more to give. Injuries have marred his season but his overall brilliance is unquestionable.
Rumors are flying around on where the Argentine striker will play his football next season. We analyze some of his options in this piece and how he fits in to each one.
For many reasons, Aguero moving to Barcelona could be a brilliant move for the club and a rare chance for the forward to link up with his long time best friend, Lionel Messi. Barcelona are in deep financial troubles and this might make the move unsuccessful, as the forward’s £230,000 weekly wages might be too much for the Catalan club to take up right now.
However, leaving the off field shenanigans – Barcelona could benefit from having a proven scorer to finish off the numerous chances created by Lionel Messi. Barcelona could also use this move to lure Lionel Messi into a new deal, as his current deal expires at the end of the season.
Chelsea have struggled with scoring goals this season and the Blues could fancy the chances of having someone as lethal as Aguero up front. After splashing the cash on Timo Werner, the German international has failed to live up to expectations.
A move for Aguero will be less risky for Chelsea, as there will be no transfer fee involved and he could settle for a one year deal. From Argentine’s end, this deal could be an opportunity to stay in the Premier League and become among the top three goalscorers in the competition’s history.
The Argentine is currently the fourth-highest scorer in Premier League history, five behind Andy Cole and 26 behind Wayne Rooney. While Alan Shearer’s 260 goals might be a bit of a stretch, leaving the league as a top three goals scorer will be a mouthwatering prospect for Aguero.
The Old Lady have just failed to win the Scudetto for the first time in a decade. The goal scoring problem in Turin is as clear as day. Cristiano Ronaldo is currently on 27 goals in the league, with Alvaro Morata being the closest in the Juventus team with nine goals.
With Aguero being a free agent, this is the type of low risk deal that Juventus are known for. Having a striker like Aguero play in the same team as Cristiano Ronaldo could help push the Italian giants back to the top of the league next season.
Aguero will be 33 by June 2021but his goal scoring ability remain as excellent as ever. The forward has struggled with injuries this season, but his quality is undeniable and his free agent status makes him low risk for clubs that can afford his wages. The chance to get a striker of Aguero’s quality for free doesn’t come everyday. His ability to single handedly decide matches even at this age is what still makes him a worthy gamble.