Atletico Madrid striker Sergio Aguero is ready to take the place of Carlos Tevez at Manchester City, according to the Daily Mirror.
The Aregntinean is so eager to move to City that he’s reportedly willing to take a pay cut from his current wages at Atletico, believed to be in the realm of £240,000 a week, down to £160,000 a week.
Aguero would be a near like-for-like replacement for the departing Tevez, who edged closer to a move to Brazilian side Corinthians after City manager Roberto Mancini said the club had accepted a bid, believed to be £40 million, for Tevez.
The Atletico man has also attracted interest from Juventus, who are believed to be willing to offer Aguero a wage packet similar to what he’s on at Atletico, but the Argentinean ace is thought to prefer a move to Eastlands.
It’s believed that Aguero’s father-in-law Diego Maradona has advised the Atletico ace to avoid Italian football after his off the pitch troubles during his seven-year stint at Napoli.
The reported move for Aguero signals the end of the Carlos Tevez era at City, with Tevez seemingly close to the move away from Eastlands that he’s publicly been after since December.
Corinthians had an initial bid of £35 million rejected as City held out for their £50 million valuation. However, with Corinthians reportedly upping their offer to £40 million and seemingly no further interest, City have decided to offload Tevez back to Corinthians.
The deal would see a City transfer record, and will more than treble the Brazilian transfer record, which was set in 2005 when Corinthians paid £13 million to get Tevez from Argentinean side Boca Juniors.