Sergio Aguero could depart Etihad Stadium to make room for Messi transfer

Sergio Aguero could depart Etihad Stadium to make room for Messi transfer

- Sergio Aguero’s career at Manchester City has been marred by series of injuries

- Reports say the Premier League club is willing to let the striker leave to make space for Messi

- The Citizens have been linked with Lionel Messi whose contract at Barcelona expires at the end of the season

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Sergio Aguero could leave Premier League club Manchester City to make room for the transfer of Lionel Messi who was linked with the club during the summer transfer window.

Messi earlier submitted his transfer request at Barcelona amid reports that the Citizens had prepared to pay the Argentine a whopping £450 million as part of a plan that involves New York City FC.

Manchester City have been heavily linked with the 33-year-old and were ready to pay him the huge amount as part of a five-year plan that would eventually see him join New York City FC.

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However, the Barcelona captain made an 11th hour U-turn to remain with the Catalans despite that a deal was never pulled off by Pep Guardiola's side.

And latest reports say City are still willing to bringing the six-time Ballon d’Or winner to the Etihad Stadium and are already considering the sale of Aguero.

Sergio Aguero: Argentine striker could depart Etihad Stadium to make room for Lionel Messi
Sergio Aguero's career at City has been plagues by injuries. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The striker has been in-and-out of the squad through injuries and now with him in his final year of his contract, the Premier League club will likely let go amid interests from Italian side Inter Milan.

Italian outlet Calcio Mercato are reporting that Inter are willing to offer Aguero a two-year deal as they are desperate in claiming the Serie A title from Juventus who have dominated Italian football for more than one decade.

Inter boss Antonio Conte has made efforts to sign players from the Premier League before, including Romelu Lukaku, Alexis Sanchez and Christian Eriksen who have all moved to the San Siro.

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And City could be prepared to let Aguero go without a fight as they make room for Messi.

Meanwhile, earlier reported that Manchester United and Manchester City are reportedly interested in hiring former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino.

The Argentine has been out of a job since he parted ways with the North London club - months after leading them to their first-ever Champions League final.

They lost 2-0 to the eventual winners Liverpool but he achieved that feat not doing much business in the transfer window the previous summer.

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