Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has addressed the rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid, and has revealed the one club that would be able to lure him away from The Etihad.
Having featured for Real's cross-city rivals Atletico for five years between 2006-11, the Argentine international has stated that he has no interest in turning out for Los Blancos.
And while he gave no emotional reaction to the rumours claiming he is on Zinedine Zidane's radar, he did reveal who could convince him to leave the Premier League, former club Independiente.
However, that isn't likely to be anytime soon, as at 28 he is still in the prime of his career and has a lot more to offer at the very top level.
But speaking with ESPN FC Radio (via The Independent) he affirmed his desire to return to his boyhood side for one final swan song before hanging up his boots.
“For now I’m fine at Manchester City, and the day I leave it will be to return to Independiente. How long has it been rumoured about Real Madrid? I’m very happy at City and more so now with Pep,” he said.
Aguero began his career at Independiente, making his debut for the side as a prodigiously talented teenager back in 2003.
He went on to bag himself a total of 23 goals in 56 appearances for the club, but couldn't help them bring home any silverware before making the voyage over the Atlantic to Atletico Madrid.
Relationship with Pep
Aguero also went on to describe his relationship with City boss Pep Guardiola, and insisted that he has no problems with the Spanish tactician.
Having left the player on the bench for the recent meetings with Barcelona and Everton, rumours had spread claiming there was a rift between the pair.
However, Aguero has moved to quash that theory and has admitted that he was not in the right place after failing to convert a penalty for Argentina against Paraguay just days before.
Agüero has taken four penalties so far this season, missing them all.
“I never had problems with Guardiola, nor him with me. He always helped me and gave me advice,” the striker said.
“After the game with Paraguay, I was emotionally very bad. Guardiola helped me a lot, he told me to try not to pay so much attention to what is said. He makes me focus on winning.”
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