Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Man City Set To Break Transfer Record For The 'New Maradona' In January?

Manchester City are set to break the British transfer record again to sign Argentine International Sergio Aguero in the January transfer window from La Liga side Atletico Madrid, according to reports.

Representatives of City are due to go out and assess Aguero, with it understood that they are prepared to shatter the £32.5million that they paid Real Madrid for Robinho, to bring the Olympic Gold Medalist to the Eastlands Stadium in January.

20-year-old Aguero joined Atletico from Argentine giants Independiente in 2006, with the young striker breaking Argentine legend Diego Maradona’s record as the youngest player to play for the club aged 15. Scoring 23 goals in 53 games during three years at the Diablos Rojos, which saw him make the switch to La Liga in a deal worth €20million.

However, Aguero still has four-years to run on his current contract at the Vicente Calderon, with Los Colchoneros setting a buyout clause at €60million to warn off any potential suitors for the forward. This would not represent a problem for City, who after the transfer deadline day takeover by the ADUG, have signalled their intent to bring world-class players to the Eastlands, with money no object.

Aguero scored 20 goals last season for Atletico, with the Argentine coming out of the shadow of Fernando Torres to help the Madrid club to finish fourth in La Liga.

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