Jason Cundy has hailed the ability of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero, who has been linked with Chelsea ahead of this summer’s transfer window.
Aguero, who earns £230,000-a-week (Spotrac) at the Etihad Stadium, is regarded as one of the Premier League’s great centre-forwards.
It was confirmed on Monday that the South American will be leaving Man City this summer when his contract expires, meaning he’ll become a free agent.
Interestingly, the Daily Mail reported earlier in March that the Argentinian striker wants to remain in the Premier League.
The report claimed that Barcelona have made contact with Aguero, plus Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain are also monitoring his situation.
Aguero is reportedly someone Chelsea may want to sign in the summer, and Blues-supporting pundit Cundy has raved about him following his exit announcement.
“When a club legend, an icon of Premier League football, does decide to go, there is time for reflection,” Cundy told talkSPORT.
“He has been unbelievable. I remember seeing him play for Atletico [Madrid] against Chelsea a couple of times in the Champions League, and you knew there was a player.
“10 years at one club, it doesn’t happen often now. He has been just a complete success at Manchester City in every single way.”
The Chronicle View
Aguero’s imminent exit from Man City is gigantic news, as he’s cemented himself in the club’s folklore.
Chelsea’s interest is intriguing to say the least.
Current boss Thomas Tuchel, as well as Frank Lampard before him, has struggled to nail down a first-choice striker at Stamford Bridge.
It seems like right now that there isn’t one outstanding individual for the role, and it’ll be interesting to see if Kai Havertz can become a regular in the false nine position from now until the end of the season.
If Aguero can overcome injury problems, surely signing him on a free transfer this summer could be a no-brainer.
But at the same time you wouldn’t want it to halt the progress of others.
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