Manchester United are ready to enter the race for a rival player, in a move that would mean a historical betrayal.Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. May 7, 2017.
Jose Mourinho is ready to splash the cash in the upcoming transfer window. And one of the Portuguese’s targets is none other than city rival Sergio Agüero.
The English press states that the Red Devils are ready to make a bid of around €65m for Manchester City’s top goal scorer.
Agüero plays for City since 2011, when he was bought from Atletico Madrid for €45m. Although he is the team’s top goal scorer, Agüero started the year on the bench after the arrival of Gabriel Jesus and only regained his place in the starting eleven after the Brazilian got injured.Inter Milan V Lazio: Players to Watch Taimoor Khan – Inter Milan are set to host Lazio at the San Siro on Thursday and the game is definitely going to be an exciting affair…
Gabriel Jesus seems exactly the type of player that Guardiola loves and it looks like the Brazilian will be Pep’s first choice for the central striker position next season. Under these circumstances, Agüero might be tempted to consider other offers.
Mourinho sees the 28-year-old as the perfect number 9 for his team, after the long-term injury of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who will probably not be offered a contract extension.
Agüero is currently fifth in the top goalscorers list in Premier League, with 18 goals, one ahead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Romelu Lukaku from Everton tops the list with 24 goals.
And the Argentinian is not the only player that Mourinho wants from his city rivals. It was rumoured lately that Manchester United are considering a bid for the Citizen’s goalkeeper, Joe Hart. Hart is currently on loan at Torino and he is not part of Guardiola’s plans for next season.