The story of Manchester City and Sergio Aguero is nothing short of a fairytale. In a match absolutely made in heaven, Aguero has spent 10 years at Manchester City and helped his team win 13 trophies including three Premier League title wins. The 32-year-old has been in and out of the XI this season and that is due to injuries. The last two years have been like this for Aguero as he enters into the final six months of his contract. If the Sky Blues do not offer him a new contract, Aguero will leave the club at the end of this season as a free agent. Having said that, it is believed that manager Pep Guardiola will be handed £200 million to revamp his squad before the start of the next season with the summer window being his major area of activity. Among some of the top targets, one of whom that City are closely looking at is SL Benfica’s Darwin Nunez, as per the Telegraph.
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Nunez, 21, has the potential to be a world-class striker and the Cityzens are right in following his progress. The Uruguayan striker is certainly not as established as Erling Haaland or Joao Felix but has all the qualities and the potential to reach that level or maybe, go higher.
Aguero’s knee problems have been a menace for Manchester City as the Argentine’s lethality in front of the goal is second to none and the only other first-team striker is Gabriel Jesus. Jesus has looked out of form this season but is likely to get another run solely due to his performances in the past.
Manchester City need to act fast on bringing a new striker to the club to be prepared in the event of Aguero leaving as a free agent.
Having already broken into the Uruguay national team and playing alongside the likes of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani is a testament to the quality that Darwin possesses. In fact, Nunez has been compared to Cavani back when he was 21-years-old and the prodigy has been termed as “better than Cavani” at the same stage.
Among the other targets is Romelu Lukaku, whose game seems to have grown exponentially ever since he joined Inter Milan. Erling Haaland has also been linked with a move to Manchester City and the same goes for the Sassuolo holding midfielder, Manuel Locatelli.
£200 million and a minimum of three major targets. Will Manchester City succeed in landing their targets next summer?