Argentine striker issues most blatant “come and get me plea” to Stamford Bridge side.
Atletico Madrid star Sergio Aguero has, for the first time, conceded that he would relish the chance of joining Chelsea.
The Argentine forward is very loyal to Atletico, who paid more than €20million (£17.5m) for him when he was just 18 years old.
But now Aguero is ready to quit Madrid, with Chelsea seemingly at the top of his list of potential destinations.
Blues owner Roman Abramovich is ready to open the purse strings to boss Carlo Ancelottithis summer and a substantial part of their war chest could be spent on Aguero.
“Chelsea are a great club. They have become one of the most feared in Europe over recent years,” he told the Daily Express.
“I look at players like Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard and they have been, and still are, the best players in their positions in the world.
“I could really learn from players like that, there is no doubt.”
Aguero, who will be at the World Cup finals this summer and is Diego Maradona’s son-in-law, insists he would have no qualms about living in England.
“London would be a really amazing city to live in as well, myself and my wife could be really happy there,” he said.
“Carlos Tevez is doing really well at Manchester City but, for me, it is about joining a club who are ready to challenge for honours. City are not ready yet.” (Sky Sports)
I mean this couldn’t be more blatant than if Sergio was decked out in a full Chelsea kit and had John Terry on speed dial. If I were an Atletico Madrid fan I’d be angry and if I were the Atletico Madrid coach I would demand some sort of explanation.
Chelsea are looking for new striking options, preferably those who are the right side of 30. Carlo Ancelotti is known to admire Sergio so it seems that if you add two and two together on this occasion you may well in fact get four!