Sergio Aguero to Real Madrid Is Very Unrealistic

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Rumors, as they always do, began swirling earlier this week that out-of-favor Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is on his way out of Manchester and Real Madrid are keen on signing the 28 year-old. But, Aguero’s agent, in a prepared statement earlier today, publicly discredited all rumors of his client possibly moving to Spain. Even before this statement, there was never a chance of Aguero coming to Madrid and here’s why:

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Real Madrid Don’t Need Another Striker Right Now

Los Blancos currently have 28 year-old Karim Benzema as the starting number 9 between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lucas Vasquez (for the time being). Normally, it’s the Big Benz between CR7 and Gareth Bale on the attack in Zinedine Zidane’s normal 4-3-3 formation.

Backing up the Frenchman is “super sub” Alvaro Morata ,who, in 14 league appearances and 659 minutes on the pitch, has scored 6 goals in league play and assisted on 2.

Behind Morata, is the budding youngster, Mariano, who has been getting sporadic first team minutes throughout the season after impressing in the preseason, scoring a stunning goal against Chelsea in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

So why would Los Blancos need a primary starting striker when they have one, and they have two up and coming guys off the bench? Sergio Aguero thrives off regular minutes and he is use to starting, but, if he came to Madrid, he would have to compete for his starting position and out play the other two younger strikers to earn his spot.

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Aguero Isn’t in Good Form

In 4 of his last 10 games, Aguero has received a shockingly low match rating according to, scoring less than a 6.5 rating in those four matches, also receiving below a 7 rating in 6 of those 10 games.

Aguero was benched on Wednesday in City’s game at West Ham as manager pep Guardiola sat the long time number 1 striker in favor of recently signed youngster, Gabriel Jesus.

Many critics are starting to doubt Aguero’s ability and also doubt his starting role with both Jesus and another up and comer, Kelechi Iheanacho, both playing well and both have the benefit of being younger than Aguero, Iheanacho 8 years the younger.

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Aguero Wouldn’t Work Well With Bale and Ronaldo

Bale, Ronaldo, and Aguero? Those are too many big names to have on the field at the same time. Gareth Bale and Ronaldo both need the ball at their feet constantly in game, it’s when they’re at their best.

Add Aguero into the mix, and there would be an even worse connection between the three attackers, and poor linking play between the midfield and the attack which is already a problem for los Merengues. I think Aguero fits best with City’s team and although he doesn’t play the style the Pep wants him to, he is a good enough player to adapt and perform well in England, as he has proven in the past.

I just think it would be too difficult for Aguero to adapt to the style and expectations at Madrid. If Los Blancos are looking for another striker to add, they should look elsewhere.