Leeds United could be a tempting proposition for Sergio Aguero this summer when his contract at Manchester City expires, according to EuroSport.
It has already been confirmed that Aguero, 32, will be leaving the Etihad at the end of the season to draw a close to 10 trophy-laden years playing for Man City,
It is understood the Argentina international is wanted by Chelsea, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain as well as Leeds, but the Whites could “appeal” to the four-time Premier League winner.
EuroSport reports that Aguero “would prefer to join a club where he will not be stuck on the substitutes bench” and Marcelo Bielsa wants to upgrade players in certain areas of his squad.
Seemingly, this might appeal to Aguero.
Bamford out, Aguero in?
That’s not something we thought we’d be writing in 2018 when Bielsa was hired as Leeds United’s successor to Paul Heckingbottom.
Bamford’s been in stunning form this season, scoring 14 goals and supplying eight assists in 31 Premier League appearances so it would be brutally harsh to drop him in favour of someone else.
Aguero doesn’t really need much of an introduction. He’s netted over 180 goals in the Premier League for Man City but only one of those has been scored this season with injuries keeping the 32-year-old out of Pep Guardiola’s side for the bulk of the campaign.
Are we crazy to say that we’d rather have Bamford than Aguero starting up front next season?
Aguero’s going to turn 33 in June, he’s been very injury-prone in the last year and we don’t think he’d be able to withstand the demands of Bielsa’s murderball sessions.
However, with Bamford, you have a striker who’s in peak condition, in the form of his career, is outscoring Aguero despite playing for a team further down the table and is only 27.
Bamford’s also got a better sell-on value due to being English whereas Aguero would only see us lose money on what we assume would be incredibly high wages. Sky Sports Italy’s Gianluca Di Marzio has already reported that Aguero would want a lot as his current Man City deal is worth £250,000-a-week.
Would Leeds pay that? We really don’t think they would even pay half of it, to be honest.
Aguero would be a nice player to have and it would really show how far the club has come.
But, as was the same last summer, every Argentine footballer and his dog has been linked with Leeds due to Bielsa and now it’s the same for Aguero too.
In other Leeds United news, this Whites star has been sent a warning about his future by a pundit amid recent exit talk.