Transfer news

Aguero won't join Madrid rivals

April 19, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Atletico Madrid have revealed Sergio Aguero cannot leave the club for Real Madrid under the terms of his contract.

Sergio Aguero
GettyImagesSergio Aguero has regularly been linked with Real Madrid.

Aguero signs new deal

Aguero, 22, has regularly been linked with a move to the Bernabeu and Atletico claim they have already received an offer from their local rivals.

However, former Independiente forward Aguero said in 2008 that he would not play for any team whose name begins with the letter R - in reference to both Real Madrid and Racing Club - and it appears there is no prospect of such a move.

Atletico CEO Miguel Angel Gil Marin told Onda Cero: "I received offers for Forlan and Aguero from Real Madrid, but Aguero will not join Madrid.

"We agreed on a buy-out clause of €45 million when he signed his contract extension. However, we also agreed that he couldn't' join Real Madrid - not even if they meet his minimum release clause."