Atletico laugh off City link with Aguero

September 25, 2008
By Soccernet staff

Atletico Madrid coach Javier Aguirre has dismissed speculation linking star striker Sergio Aguero with Manchester City.

GettyImagesAguero: One of the most coveted players in world football.
Aguero, labelled by an admiring Diego Maradona as 'my son-in-law' has developed into the one of the game's most highly-rated strikers over the last couple of years at Atletico.

The 20-year-old's contract buy-out clause is £40million and Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Chelsea are among the sides who have been linked to him. Newly-loaded Manchester City are believed to have had scouts at Atletico's Primera Liga match against Getafe on Wednesday to check out the striker.

However, Aguirre is confident the former Independiente striker will not be quitting the Vicente Calderon club any time soon, saying after his side's 2-1 win over Getafe: "On the subject of him possibly leaving, he has a contract here, he is happy here and I'm sure that is going to want to stay.

"Sergio, I truly believe, is going to do very good things here."

Aguero joined Atletico from Independiente in the summer of 2006 for a fee reportedly in the region of £16million, and has four years left on his current contract.