Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has backed the club to make their mark in the coming transfer window, while similarly calming fears that he is planning on leaving the club.
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The Citizens failed to retain their Premier League title last term, and fell well short of champions Chelsea. While Manuel Pellegrini’s team won their last seven consecutive matches, they ended the campaign eight points behind Jose Mourinho’s outfit, who had the title wrapped up several weeks before the end of the year.
The club have been linked with several major players this summer as they look to regain their former lustre, and Aguero has backed Pellegrini to make several key acquisitions.
“Each summer, City will add some of the best players in the world to the team,” the Argentine striker began, speaking to the club’s official website.
“That is the way of the clubs who want to win titles,” he continued, “I’m sure that this summer will be the same.”
The Citizens have been linked to players such as Kevin De Bruyne [Daily Star]—who contributed 20 assists for Wolfsburg next season—and Paul Pogba, who also appears to be targeted by Real Madrid and Barcelona [Daily Star].
The club are also believed to be considering a move for Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling, although having had two bids for the player turned down [via BBC Sport], it remains to be seen whether they will return with another offer and meet the Reds’ £50 million asking price.
Finally, Aguero discussed his own future, and denied suggestions that he is set for a summer move to Real Madrid.
“The only reason a player should leave a club is to achieve things, and I can achieve all I want to at City,” he said,” he began, responding to rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
“I can’t stop rumours. I can’t stop people writing things,” he continued.
“But what I can do is repeat what I have already said, and that is that I’m very happy at Manchester City.
“I have had success over the last four seasons there and I’m hungry for a lot more.
“Of course the Premier League is a big priority and we want to win it back, but it is a big dream to win the Champions League at City as well.”
According to the Mirror, Real Madrid have put the Argentine forward on their summer wishlist, but the striker’s comments may force the Merengues to look elsewhere.