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Aguero's fate decided this week

July 18, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

The future of Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero will be known this week, according to the player's agent.

Sergio Aguero's future will be revealed this week after Argentina exited the Copa America
GettyImagesSergio Aguero's future will be revealed this week after Argentina exited the Copa America

• Aguero to quit Atleti after Copa

Aguero has been linked to a move away from the Vicente Calderon with Premier League club Manchester City emerging as the leading contender for the Argentine's prized signature, whilst Real Madrid and Juventus have also expressed their interest.

The 23-year-old is seen by Roberto Mancini as the perfect replacement for want-away City skipper Carlos Tevez, and after the pair were eliminated from the Copa America with Argentina in the quarter-finals, a decision on Aguero's mooted transfer is imminent.

"He wanted the Copa America to end to sit down and talk. During this week everything will be settled," Aguero's agent, Hernan Reguera, told Ole.

Reports in the English press suggest that Aguero would be willing to take a pay cut from his extraordinary £240,000-per-week salary should he make the move to Manchester, but Reguera says that his client's motivation is that of a new career challenge, despite City being one of the wealthiest club's in the world.

"Aguero has made a lot of important things for Atletico. He renewed his contract when he was one year away from becoming a free agent, he has played over 200 matches, he spent two years without vacations," Reguera said.

"He is thankful to the fans and to the club's board. We have been talking about this for two months.

"I talk to the club's chiefs on a daily basis, and if it was hard for them to accept at the beginning, they have assumed it and there are no problems. He wants his career to grow, this has nothing to do with the money."