Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to make for Real Madrid?

Rumors swirl about an unhappy Sergio Aguero leaving Manchester City to help lead the front at Real Madrid; is this just a rumor or reality?

As one of my colleagues predicted last month, Sergio Aguero could possibly be on his way out of City, after becoming unsettled. After being benched for newcomer Gabriel Jesus, the young Brazilian wonderkid from Palmeiras, Aguero has appeared to be unhappy at times.

According to the Sun, the Argentine forward could make the switch this summer to Real Madrid, with a potential fee reported as around £60 million. Aguero is the type of player, when healthy, who fully expects to be starting and out on the pitch at every opportunity. Aguero is not a bench player, and if I had to guess, has not been handling it well behind the scenes.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Sergio Aguero of Manchester City protests to Referee Paul Tierney during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round replay match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad Stadium on March 1, 2017 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

A quote captured by The Independent revealed that Aguero has at least been mulling over the possibility of leaving:

“I am not thinking about leaving. I have to help the team as much as I can in these three months. Afterwards, we will see what the club wants to do with me.”

That last sentence in particular is out of character for the usually quiet and upbeat Aguero. It certainly implies uncertainty on his and the team’s parts.

Personally, I am indifferent to the speculation at this point. If Aguero leaves this summer, I will go through the five stages of grief along with my fellow City fans, and we will then move on and look toward the future. If Aguero stays, which I pray he does, I will be ecstatic because he has the ability to become City’s number one all-time goalscorer, as he continues to make progress toward that mark this season. 

Certainly whatever happens, happens. With plenty of Premier League football still to be played, Aguero is a City player right now, and that’s all that matters.