Everton ‘join the race to sign Sergio Aguero’ when he leaves Man City this summer with Toffees promising the striker a huge signing-on fee to pick them over Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Tottenham and Leeds
- Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City this summer when his contract ends
- Argentine striker, 32, won’t be short of suitors when available on a free transfer
- Reports suggest that Everton are the latest club to join the queue for him
- Toffees are apparently offering Aguero a substantial signing-on fee to pick them
- Barcelona, Inter Milan, Chelsea, Tottenham and Leeds have also been linked
- Aguero’s goal against Crystal Palace moved City to the brink of the league title
Everton ‘are the latest club queuing up to sign Sergio Aguero’ when he leaves Manchester City this summer.
The Argentine striker, 32, will be available on a free transfer when he ends his decade-long association with City.
Chelsea, Tottenham Leeds United, Barcelona and Inter Milan have all been mooted as potential options for Aguero when he departs the Etihad Stadium.
Sergio Aguero is attracting interest from a number of top clubs as he prepared to leave City
The Argentine striker, 32, becomes a free agent when his contract expires in the summer
And the Daily Star now claim that Everton are the latest to express an interest in him.
Though the Toffees wouldn’t be able to match Aguero’s City salary of £240,000-a-week, they would reportedly make up any shortfall in wage with a substantial signing-on fee.
Aguero scored City’s opening goal in their 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday to put them on the brink of a third Premier League title in four seasons.
The striker has only managed four goals during an injury-affected season but can leave City on a high by claiming a trophy Treble of Premier League, Champions League and Carabao Cup.
His astonishing return of 258 goals in 386 matches during a decade of service at City means Aguero will be in huge demand in the summer.
Carlo Ancelotti’s Everton are reportedly willing to offer Aguero an enormous signing-on fee
Aguero’s time with the club has seen them win four Premier League titles – with a fifth imminent – the FA Cup and six League Cups.
He needs just one more goal to equal Wayne Rooney’s record of 183 Premier League strikes for a single club.
And his manager Pep Guardiola was full of praise for him after Saturday’s win at Selhurst Park.
‘How many times has he done it?’ Guardiola said. ‘What a goal, what a player and what a man. I’m completely in love with him. He is an absolute top legend, an extraordinary player.
‘The people cannot believe it but we’ve missed him. We haven’t been able to use him many times, but maybe we got him back at the right time. He knows he has a special quality.’
Aguero celebrates with his team-mates after opening the scoring for City at Crystal Palace
Aguero was delighted to get on the field and make an impact on Saturday.
‘Finally I could play, I’m so happy,’ the club’s all-time leading scorer said in a rare television interview.
‘All I needed in the box was one touch or two touches. Finally I got the goal. I’m so happy about that.
‘It was a long time that I hadn’t played 90 minutes. The goal was good because maybe we can win the Premier League.
‘We wait for tomorrow. Every game is difficult, but we wait for tomorrow. Of course if Liverpool win it’s better.’
City will be confirmed as Premier League champions if Liverpool win at Manchester United on Sunday afternoon.
City manager Pep Guardiola was full of praise for Aguero after his goal at Selhurst Park
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