Chelsea are believed to be ready to offer £38million plus Deco for Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero.
The Blues will argue that the bid meets the Argentina star’s buyout clause, which stands at about £51m plus taxes.
Manchester United are also keen on the 21-year-old, but both clubs would insist on driving down his £200,000 a week pay demands. (Daily Mail)
This looks like pure lunacy to me as Roman Abramovich looks to re-claim the big spender crown from Man City‘s Sheikh Mansour. The Atletico Madrid man has been a big success in Spain but we are talking about a player with the sum total of eight Champions League appearances under his belt and hasn’t won anything of note.
If you look at the players Real Madrid have splash this kind of money on, they are proven world beaters such as Kaka and Cristiano Ronaldo, and no one can claim that Aguero, albeit still very young, is in the same league and as such paying such a fee could be one big mistake.
The diminutive striker is a lethal finisher who knows how to get in and finish off a move and will surely become a big star of the future but it seems crazy to spend such a huge sum of money on a player still making his way in the game.