The prolific Argentine attacker, serving a pivotal role in Man City’s plans since joining in 2011, now looks to have lost his guaranteed starting place at the Etihad.
Guardiola surprised everyone when benched Aguero in midweek during City’s 4-0 thumping at West Ham to give a chance to the young £26m Brazilian newcomer Gabriel Jesus, who in turn scored on his dream debut and produced one assist.
Pep Guardiola’s has always preferred a high-pressing game from his strikers, which Aguero right now lacks due to persistent injury issues and it’s not natural for him now.
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Real Madrid have long been a strong admirer of the Argentine star and with assurances of his spot in Guardiola’s team no longer a reality, they think this summer could be the ultimate opportunity to pounce, reports the Mirror.
The La Liga giants failed to secure his service from cross-town rivals, Atletico Madrid, before Aguero joined City and have been closely monitoring the striker’s progress ever since more.
Guardiola, however, insists Aguero is not for sale, but with the 28-year-old Argentine not in a mood to play as a second fiddle especially when he is entering his prime time. Real plans to offload Karim Benzema and Alvaro Morata this summer, to raise the fund to tempt Aguero back to La Liga.
The highly-rated striker has already extended his contract with Manchester City until 2020, and will definitely cost Real a huge amount of money, something which is not at all an issue for one of the world’s richest sides.
Juventus, former club Atletico and Paris Saint-Germain could also join the race as the summer seems to be preparing for a striker-centric window, as Antoine Griezmann and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could join Morata and Benzema in the expensive bidding wars.