Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero wants to emulate his father-in-law Diego Maradona.
The former Atletico Madrid man has spoken of his admiration for the Napoli legend, and hopes to achieve a similar status with the Blues’ faithful at the Etihad Stadium.
Aguero has started well, fast becoming a fans’ favourite since his £35million move from Madrid.
‘Kun’ was speaking ahead of Roberto Mancini’s side’s clash with Maradona’s former club Napoli tonight. He said: “It’s my dream to do what Maradona did for Napoli, but for City.
“But this is not about an individual – what is important is that Manchester City do well as a team.”
Aguero spoke of his conversations with the man who is idolized in Naples after leading the club to two Scudettos and a UEFA Cup victory.
Maradona is currently mourning the death of his mother, and Aguero also wanted to send his condolences.
“In the past Maradona has told me everything about Naples, and I have seen on television what he stands for here, and how important he is for the fans,” he added.
“It is also important for me, as an Argentinian. I haven’t been able to speak to him for the past few days because of the loss of his mother – but I want to send my best wishes to him and those close to him at the moment.”
Aguero can edge closer to City messianic status tonight if he can drive his side to victory at the Stadio San Paolo, as a win for the Blues will mean qualification to the Champions League knock-out stages.