Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has insisted that the club will resist all attempts from Real Madrid to sign striker Sergio Aguero.
It has been rumoured that the 23 year-old is unsettled in England and would be interested in moving back to Madrid, where he previously played for Athletico before being brought to Eastlands for £34 million.
Aguero is expected to overcome severely blistered feet in time to face Arsenal this weekend and having scored 24 goals from 41 appearances in all competitions, he has had a massively successful first season in England’s top flight.
Aguero’s father-in-law; Diego Maradona recently stated that the player made a ‘mistake’ in moving to England. This statement has increased speculation that the Argentinian international could be poised to move back to Madrid.
Maradona said Aguero “has to play for Real Madrid. Even though he is flying at City, the best thing would have been to sign for Madrid. He made a mistake. Now, as he is doing so well, it will be difficult to get him from City. If Madrid want someone however then they will get him. Money is no obstacle.”
Manchester City aren’t short of a few quid themselves though and reportedly want to do everything in their power to keep Aguero as he is seen to be pivotal to the club’s future plans.