John Terry is no doubt a Chelsea legend, arguably the biggest of them all. However, no one gets everything right. It is being reported that the Chelsea icon played a part in stopping the club from signing a player who went on to be a Premier League legend: Sergio Aguero.
The Athletic are reporting that Chelsea were first in the queue for the Argentine, but the move did not materialize for several reasons – one of those supposedly being the influence of the long-term Chelsea captain.
Chelsea were very interested in Aguero in 2010, before his move to Manchester City, but Abramovich allegedly balked at the transfer fee of £40m. The reasons behind his decision are unclear, but Terry and other key influences were not convinced by the Argentine.
They were not sure on the movement of Aguero and were more convinced by other targets. This is ironic because he has been prolific in games for the Manchester side against the Blues ever since.
The 244 goals in 353 games that Aguero has notched in all competitions for Manchester City since 2011 demonstrates an extremely big mistake by the Chelsea hierarchy.
In the year following the summer of 2010, Chelsea went on to sign Fernando Torres instead of Sergio Aguero. The less said about that one the better. Although he provided some special moments for Chelsea fans, he did not come close to the achievements of Aguero.