Leeds United are being credited with interest in Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, who will be a free agent this summer after it was recently announced he’ll be leaving the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.
The £230,000-a-week (Spotrac) Argentine will go down as one of the all-time great strikers of the Premier League era, but reports suggest he could get the opportunity to stay in England if he wishes.
According to 90min, Leeds have emerged as potential candidates for the 32-year-old’s signature.
It is understood that there is already interest from league rivals Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham and Chelsea. This means Leeds would have a real “battle” if they were to try convince him to make the switch to Yorkshire, albeit they hope that geographically they could have some kind of edge.
The report explains that Leeds forward Rodrigo Moreno, who was signed by current manager Marcelo Bielsa last summer, is someone the club want to cash in on.
Aguero is viewed as a transfer target to fill what would be an attacking void at Elland Road if he left.
First of all, it seems unlikely that Rodrigo is going to be leaving, especially as he recently posted an emotional Instagram post pledging his allegiance to Leeds amid possible exit reports.
Meanwhile, the Aguero speculation is certainly an interesting one.
It’s hard to fathom that the Man City ace could be a genuine target, perhaps the fact that Bielsa is Leeds boss is the only thing that makes it slightly believable.
But surely it’s a non-starter due to Aguero’s wages, and that’s before you even look at the competition to sign him this summer.