Aguero offers to buy five new players for former club, Independiente fail to return his call

Posted by Chris Wright

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What with being relegated from the top tier of Argentinian football for the first time in their 108-year history last season, starting their first season in Nacional B with a home defeat against lowly Club Atletico Brown on Saturday and struggling to make ends meet financially, Independiente are currently floundering in what is technically referred to as a 'quagmire' at the moment.

Having watched his former side's plight from afar, it's being reported that former Independiente prodigy Sergio Aguero recently offered to lend a hand by proposing that he buy the club five shiny new players (and pay their wages) in a bid to pad the paper-thin squad out. However, the Manchester City man was apparently given nothing but short shrift by the team he originally signed for as a nine-year-old back in 1997.

Speaking at an Independiente fans' forum, the City striker's father, Leonel Aguero, revealed that his son had offered to stump up the cash to bring a quintet of new faces into the club, but that he never received a reply from anyone connected to la Rojo:

"Sergio offered to buy five players and take over their salaries. We asked (Independiente assistant manager) Carlos Squeo for a list of players but we don't know anything because no one called - not Squeo, not (head coach, Miguel Angel) Brindisi.

"There's no leadership. I feel there is a slight against Sergio."

Now that's gratitude for you!

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