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‘The Time Has Come’ – Sergio Aguero Asks Atletico Madrid To Tear Up His Contract

By Chris Wright

Looks like you can expect an avalanche of speculative bull-honky for the next few weeks at the very least – Sergio Aguero, a player that was been linked with nearly all of Europe’s elite (and Tottenham) over the past five or six transfer windows has formally asked to be released from his contract at Atletico Madrid.

Speaking via his personal website, Aguero said:

“I said long ago that when I wanted to go, I would say so publicly. And the time has come. So I keep to my word and here I am. I find it hard to leave Atletico. It hurts and saddens me.

“I’ve thought long and hard and I am convinced that I must be true to myself. I do not think I put a ceiling on the ability to keep learning, to keep growing. After five intense years, this stage (Atletico) – for me personally – is over and I have to give way to a new one.

“I’m about to turn 23 and I have everything before me. Suffice it to say that this is not an economic issue but strictly a sporting one.

“So I want to clearly express my appreciation to the club for the efforts they have made for giving me a salary that equates with the largest clubs in the world.”

Aguero signed a new three-year contract extension with the Rojiblancos earlier this year, but included a couple of clauses that saw his buy-out value reduced from €52m to €40m and a stipulation that would allow him to leave the club this summer:

“I want to say also that this decision has been maturing for some time. The issue was discussed and agreed with Atlético last year when I was renewing my contract.

“I wanted to sign as a way to give back to the club for all the support they have given me. Had I not done so, they might not have received any more for my transfer. I received then a promise that the club would not stand in my way if I wanted to leave this summer.

“Therefore, in line with that commitment and my decision, I have asked them to listen to any offers they receive for me from different clubs.”

Impressively eloquent stuff. I’m sure no Atletico fans could begrudge him a move after five years of faithful service – especially considering the relatively middling season they’ve just endured.

So, the big question commeth – with Inter and Man City already said to be hovering, where do you think Kun is going to pitch up next season?

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By Chris on May 24th, 2011 in La Liga, Transfers & Rumours. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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9 Responses to “‘The Time Has Come’ – Sergio Aguero Asks Atletico Madrid To Tear Up His Contract”

  1. daz says:

    would have loved to see him come to chelsea, but we signed a 50 million waste of space, and with kalou and anelka hanging around like bad smells, we have to many medicore strikers with massive egos to accommodate a young, hugely talented player

  2. Tom says:

    He would be perfect with Suarez at Liverpool. Those two and ‘Big Andy’ up top could actually propel the scouse up to challenge for the league. Maybe part of the rebuild at Chelsea or as part of ‘the collection’ at man city? Chelsea or citeh is more likely than the pool I’d say, but I’d prefer to see him in red next year.

  3. Liam says:

    There’s a delightfull little spot for him to the right of bale, the left of lennon, and just in front on van der vaart at white hart lane id say.

  4. dave says:

    real and barca might have somthing to say about this. as a united fan i can hope but he’s not the kind of player fergie buys.

  5. Ash says:

    If he’s smart he’ll come to Liverpool. He’d actually get some games with us as part of a front 3. Chelsea – New manager will always prefer Drogba. Spurs – (If Redknapp stays) Won’t want to play him with Van Der Vaart as he likes a “big man” up front. Citeh – Well they’ve got more strikers than sense.

  6. CFC_Jay says:

    @ Daz – come on mate, £50 waste of space?!?! I expect that comment from most but a chelsea fan?! You wait next season he will be back to the Torrez we all know is capabale of well over 20 a season! Especially if we can partner him with Sergio Aguero

    @Ash – Drogba wont be there next season if we get Aguero…..he’ll go somewhere like Galatasary or something…..which will suit me. I love the Drogs but its time to inject some young blood!!!

  7. CFC_Jay says:

    @ Daz – come on mate, £50m waste of space?!?! I expect that comment from most but a chelsea fan?! You wait next season he will be back to the Torrez we all know is capabale of well over 20 a season! Especially if we can partner him with Sergio Aguero

    @Ash – Drogba wont be there next season if we get Aguero…..he’ll go somewhere like Galatasary or something…..which will suit me. I love the Drogs but its time to inject some young blood!!!

  8. kkate says:

    i’ve heard rumours that liverpool and atletico agreed terms to the transfer in january (they have a very good relationship with transfers) but they wanted to keep him until the end of the season. the offer still stands.

    i may be bias being a liverpool fan but i’d love to see him come. Inter are a nother front runner with diego surely pushing that option

  9. kkate says:

    *another

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