Manchester United ‘are among FIVE clubs who have already made an offer for Sergio Aguero after his Man City exit was announced’… as report claims rivals want to join Chelsea in offering him a shock Premier League lifeline
- Manchester United have reportedly made Sergio Aguero an offer to join them
- The 32-year-old’s contract at Manchester City comes to an end in the summer
- Reports in France claim the Red Devils are in the hunt for the Argentine striker
- Inter Milan, Chelsea and PSG have also reportedly made offers to Aguero
Manchester United have reportedly made a shock bid to sign Manchester City icon Sergio Aguero once his contract at the Etihad finishes this summer.
City announced on Monday that their record goalscorer Aguero will depart when his contract expires in June after 10 years’ service.
And according to French news outlet Foot Mercato, the Argentine striker has been inundated with offers from Europe’s elite, with rivals United among five clubs to have offered him terms once his deal with City comes to an end.
Manchester United have reportedly made Sergio Aguero an offer to join them this summer
Foot Mercato have gone on to claim that the 32-year-old has already received ‘at least’ five offers from across Europe, with Inter Milan and PSG also in the hunt to sign Aguero.
Sportsmail revealed earlier this month that Chelsea are also in the running to sign Aguero, who is keen to stay in the Premier League next season.
However, a move across Manchester to Old Trafford could prove to be an enticing one for Aguero, meaning there would be no reason to uproot from his Manchester base while staying in England’s top-flight.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to bring in more firepower up front to support Marcus Rashford
Foot Mercato went on to report how PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign his compatriot on a free, given how a number of his attackers’ futures remain up in the air.
However, United are facing similar issues up top and with Edinson Cavani looking likely to leave, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be keen to bring in more firepower to help Marcus Rashford up front.
Any move would also invite comparisons to the Carlos Tevez saga of 2009, when he moved from Old Trafford to the Etihad.
It would be a major coup for United to sign their rivals’ greatest-ever striker, who has scored 257 goals in all competitions since joining from Atletico Madrid for £35million.
The 32-year-old striker’s contract at Manchester City comes to an end in the summer
Aguero, who is set to win a fifth Premier League title this year, held talks with Pep Guardiola and other members of the club’s hierarchy on Monday afternoon over his contract.
However, after an injury-riddled season and a lack of minutes, City decided not to extend his current deal.
City are already looking to the future in who could replace Aguero and are targeting big-money moves for Erling Haaland and Jack Grealish, Sportsmail understands.
The Borussia Dortmund striker and Aston Villa captain are top of City’s transfer wishlist as Guardiola gears up to freshen his squad.
The pair would be expected to cost close to £200m — a strong display of intent by a club on the verge of sealing a third Premier League title in four seasons.
City are in for both Erling Haaland (right) and Jack Grealish (left) this summer
Haaland, 20, has long been Guardiola’s primary target as the team’s next main striker and boasts an enviable scoring return this season, with 39 goals in 38 games for club and country.
Interest in Grealish, 25, has accelerated over the past few weeks and there is hope a deal can be struck with Aston Villa despite his club’s wealthy owners meaning they have no imperative to sell their skipper.
City’s pursuit of him and Haaland suggests they are looking for a younger age profile of player.