Could Sergio Aguero be the subject of renewed bids from Stamford Bridge and White Hart Lane?
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Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo answered questions surrounding the future of Sergio Aguero, suggesting that if a club wants to match Atleti’s asking price, ‘Kun’ can leave.
The announcement to Marca follows reports that Real Madrid and other European big spenders were interested in acquiring the Argentine hitman.
Cerezo claimed he will permit a move for Aguero, but only if the appropriate money is offered to Atleti. The rest comes down to the intentions of the forward himself.
“If the president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez, will offer me €45 million for Aguero, and he expresses a desire to leave the club, I will be counting my money,” the president of the Rojiblancos said.
“Players play where they want to play, this applies for both Aguero and [Diego] Forlan.”
Let’s do a quick bit of currency conversion.
€45,000,000 is the equivalent to £38,660,862.57, according to today’s exchange rates.
Isn’t that what Tottenham Hotspur offered?
That means that presumably the player either didn’t want to go to Spurs, or that the offer was never made – much as the phantom Chelsea bid.
The Blues’ policy is not to comment on transfer speculation, but the West London club privately denied making a combined bid for Aguero and his club colleague Diego Godin.
However, with reports emerging that Fernando Torres has made a U-turn and will instead stay at Anfield, perhaps Chelsea will feel encouraged to move for the Argentina international by the Atletico Madrid president’s statement.
We certainly wouldn’t rule Tottenham Hotspur out either on transfer deadline day – or they may just renew their bid for Diego Forlan.
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