Agüero contract extension finally official

The Argentine signs a new deal until 2014

Atletico Madrid forward Sergio Kun Aguero next to Don Enrique Cerezo

Agüero and Don Cerezo at Kun's unveiling
in 2006 (AFP Photo)

Atlético Madrid and Sergio Agüero have finally reached an agreement on our wonderkid’s new contract.

The two parties had been in talks over an extension for months now, but couldn’t settle on a buyout clause.

According to MARCA the player is now allowed to leave if a club comes in with a €45m offer, which is significantly lower than the €60m buyout clause in Kun’s previous contract.

We find it curious to say the least that the club has decided to lower this clause in the contract of our best player. The situation is similar to Fernando Torres’ last contract extension before leaving for Liverpool.

Agüero’s old deal was due to expire in 2012, but with this new agreement the Argentine will be a rojiblanco at least until 2014.

Kun was next in line to extend his contract, after the club had tied up other key players such as Assunção, Perea, Reyes and Ujfalusi earlier this campaign.

Our number 10 joined in 2006 and captained the team for the first time in his Atlético career in yesterday’s 0-0 draw against Racing. So far he’s made 214 appearances (88 goals) for Atleti.

UPDATE: Agüero announces deal on his website

Sergio Agüero wrote about his contract extension on his website and appeared to be pleased with the new deal.

“I want to say I’m very happy to have renewed with Atlético,” he wrote. “This isn’t just putting pen to paper, it’s also renewing the commitment I made to the club that took me in as an 18-year-old.

“This past year we won two titles and I want to help the club win more prizes in the future.

“I’ve been here for over five years now and I want to thank the fans who have made me feel at home since the moment I arrived.”

  • Sash

    I do not know how the contracts are structured, but couldn’t it be that the release clause somehow could reflect the wage of the player? In that case maybe Agueros new contract isn’t as good as the old one. Like bonuses depending on how he performs etc etc.

    If the release clause don’t reflect the wage then I think all the importnant players would have €150m release clauses.

  • Ringo Schut

    I don’t know if the 45m is true, but if he doesn’t want to leave himself, we shouldn’t worry too much.

    I think Atleti already received a 45m offer before.

  • Flo

    Yeah I think so too. If Kun doesn’t want to go they can bid 100 mio and it doesn’t matter

  • Now it’s only Pulido and Koke left.

  • Ringo Schut

    When do their contracts run out?

    The clause will be important, probably…

  • In June.

    What clause? 🙂 Kun’s?

  • Ringo Schut

    Theirs, if they could be bought for a penny, I see a problem.

  • Mert

    the media seemed pretty sure and mentioned over and over that he was inevitably on his way out to the likes of Chelsea…funny how marca and the others so frequently get rumors wrong 🙂

  • Ian

    I really do hope they got it wrong. I would really be devastated if kun leaves. The lowering of the buyout clause is making me pretty worried.

  • Pingback: Aguëro bewijst: spelers hebben de broek aan | Schwalbe United()