Home » »Unlabelled » Would Manchester City really sell star striker Sergio Aguero to Chelsea ?
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
The feeling persists that he is more naturally suited to the coach's demands. "He's got more movement than Aguero," said Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville in February. "Aguero is a sensational player but you can see already that Pep Guardiola is taking this more in the direction of the team he wants. Maybe Aguero isn't quite a fit for him."
Outwardly, Aguero has shown impressive willingness to adapt and to learn. He has been quick to point out that earlier in his career, he was utilised in a deeper role - opening up the possibility of him shifting to accommodate Jesus rather than the other way around. He has even upped his work rate with improved distance covered and sprinting stats. A tough task at 29.
That could further impinge upon Aguero's position at City. It could even persuade Guardiola that the time is right for the club to cash in on a valuable asset. But to sell to Chelsea and solve the London club's striker problem in the process? It would be a bold gamble given that Antonio Conte's team could well be City's biggest rivals in the race for the Premier League title.