Atletico news

Aguero puts future on hold

June 10, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Sergio Aguero has said he will not make a decision on where his future lies until after the forthcoming Copa America.

Sergio Aguero
GettyImagesSergio Aguero: Expected to leave Atletico

Aguero, 23, is currently with Sergio Batista's national squad ahead of the championships, which will be held in his homeland.

"A decision about a possible transfer elsewhere will be made when the Copa America is over," the Argentina forward told Canal 7. "At the moment, I don't know anything about what will happen."

The former Independiente star informed Atletico of his desire to leave the Vicente Calderon last month, and has subsequently been linked with a move to cross-city rivals Real Madrid, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

Aguero was recently praised by Real's Portuguese coach Jose Mourinho, comments he reacted positively to.

"Obviously, I am pleased that a coach like him [Mourinho] talks positively about me. It's always good to be praised by other coaches."

Argentina kick-off the 2011 Copa America against Bolivia in La Plata on July 1.