- Sergio Aguero is poised to depart Premier League club Manchester City at the end of the season
- The Argentine joined the Citizens in 2011 from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid for €40 million
- Chelsea are now free to sign the 32-year-old after Manchester United back out of the race
Premier League club Chelsea now have a great chance to land Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero who is poised to leave the Etihad Stadium outfit at the end of the season.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that he is not expecting Aguero to join the Red Devils during the summer amid Chelsea rumours.
Several Premier League clubs are jostling for the signature of the 32-year-old striker who is set to leave the Citizens after about a decade.
Aguero joined Manchester City from Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid in 2011 and he has been a major part of the squad.
He has so far scored a staggering 257 goals and 73 assists in 384 appearances across competitions for the Etihad Stadium outfit.
He will be leaving as one of the club’s all-time greats and the board has also assured that a statue of the player would be erected outside the stadium.
However his playing time has significantly reduced this season due to injuries and inconsistency as he has managed just 9 league appearances so far.
And it is no surprise that clubs are hovering around the Premier League icon. But Solskjaer has effectively ruled out signing Aguero and even questioned the player’s loyalty if he ever makes that switch. Solskjaer said, via ASBFT:
“…if a rival club would try to sign me and I’d gone to a rival club, where’s the loyalty? Of course, loyalty is one of the values I rank highly. So I wouldn’t expect any player who had played for a club for 10 years to want to go to a local rival.”
Legit.ng earlier reported that Premier League club Manchester United are still on the trail of Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele as the future of the player at Camp Nou remains uncertain.
The Red Devils who have dropped their pursuit of Jadon Sancho are now focusing on landing Dembele at the Theatre of Dreams.
The Frenchman has become the main target of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side who are already in the market shopping for a more experienced forward ahead of next season.