The ink is barely dry on the £38million (€45m) transfer of Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City and already there are reports that Man City is only a stopover for Aguero and that he will be at Real Madrid in one to two years.
Atletico Madrid repeatedly refused to sell Aguero to Real, but rumours in Spain suggest a secret deal has been struck between City owner Sheikh Mansour and Real president Florentino Perez. An agreement between the two clubs would explain why City refused to add an “anti-Real Madrid clause” in the Aguero transfer contract which is something that Atletico de Madrid really wanted and was the primary reason why the deal took so long to complete.
This would allow Aguero to play for City in the short term, perhaps for just a season, before completing the move he really wants; to Real for an agreed amount of €45m.
But a Spanish source told the Express newspaper in London:
“Aguero’s dream has always been to play for Real. While he is excited about playing for City, his ultimate aim is a move to the Bernabeu. It could be a short stay, and there is nothing Atletico can do to stop it. A lot of people in Spain believe he will join Real at the earliest opportunity.”
Atletico fans will remember a similar situation in 1985 when Real wanted to buy striker Hugo Sanchez from Atletico. Atletico refused to sell him to their rivals but Sanchez joined Mexican club Pumas. He then joined Real the next day, without kicking a ball for Pumas.