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Man City Line Up Bid for Barcelona Striker as Sergio Aguero Looks Set for Etihad Exit

by The Newshound

Mancini Surprise

Etihad Stadium side prepare Nou Camp raid.

Sergio Aguero could be on his way out of the Etihad – with Barcelona star David Villa ­already being lined up as a mega-money replacement, writes the Sunday People.

Striker Aguero was a £38million signing from Atletico Madrid just 18 months ago.

And he will remain forever in the hearts of all Blue Moonies after his sensational late winner against QPR on the final day of last season that snatched the Premier League title from Manchester United’s hands.

Sources close to the Argentinian striker claim his spirits are low and he has become unsettled at the club this season after their Champions League exit and amid dressing room unrest.

SOURCE: Sunday People

If Sergio Aguero is unhappy at the Etihad, and there seems little corroborating evidence of this, then Roberto Mancini could of course turn to the number of other top class forwards in his Man City squad. However that is not the Italian’s style and as such a move to sign yet another marksman is perhaps a possibility.

David Villa has failed to hit the heights since his move to Barcelona two and a half years ago and a combination of injury, average form and subsequent signings could well lead to Tito Vilanova considering good offers for the former Valencia forward.

The 31 year old’s record of 28 goals in 59 La Liga games is by no means poor but it’s not only less impressive than his form at the Mestalla but it’s also some way below the kind of goal-scoring rate the Catalan side will have wanted from a man who was supposed to shoulder more of the goal-scoring burden that has been carried chiefly by Lionel Messi.

A move to the Premier League could perhaps interest the Spanish international but the chance of being bench bound may well play a part in any potential decision made by the, at times, lethal finisher.

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