Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has committed his future with the Etihad outfit after Manchester United hero Andy Cole suggested that the Red Devils should make a huge bid for the player's services in the summer transfer window.
As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Aguero, who secured the Golden Boot award in the Premier League last term, has insisted that he's happy plying his trade for the Sky Blues and wants to play for the club for many years to come.
These comments from the Argentine striker will no doubt come as good news for the Manchester City faithful, who will be hoping that the forward continues to lead the club's line for the foreseeable future.
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“The truth is I’m very happy,” he said. “I’m enjoying these four years that I’ve had at City and there are still many more years to come. I’m very happy.”
One man that won't be overjoyed with Aguero's recent comments, however, is ex-Manchester United forward Andy Cole, who told the Red Devils hierarchy to make a bid in the region of £60 million for the world-class centre-forward.
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City for the long-term
Of course, Cole would have been well aware that any potential deal involving Aguero to Manchester United would have been highly unlikely, but it's now seemingly impossible, with the striker seemingly intent on securing long term success at the Etihad.
In fact, Aguero has insisted that the club will continue to challenge for titles, while claiming that the club are doing everything to win the Champions League.
The forward continued by saying: “Every year City try to improve the team and while I don’t know how it will be next season obviously the club always wants us to win titles.
“City are prepared to win titles every year, obviously the Champions League is a great competition and I think that City are doing everything to win it.”
Aguero is key
One thing's for sure, if Manchester City are going to reclaim the Premier League title next term, then it's crucial that Aguero manages to maintain his fitness throughout the course of the campaign.
At the end of the day, despite injury problems for the Argentine last term, he still managed to secure the Golden Boot award for the club, so his importance to the cause is there for all to see.
Of course, City must improve in other areas - especially if they are going to secure European success - but keeping Aguero fit most certainly gives them the platform to succeed. He's up there with some of the world's best strikers, so you can hardly blame Manchester United hero Andy Cole for making a cheeky suggestion over a potential move to Old Trafford.
Louis van Gaal and the Manchester United officials must look elsewhere, as they go about signing a striker on the same level as Manchester City's talisman.
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