Kun flirting with the Old Lady?

The Rojiblanco idol’s agents reportedly met with Juventus officials on Tuesday

Is Kun having second thoughts  about an Atlético stay?  (Getty Images)

Is Kun having second thoughts
about an Atlético stay?
(Getty Images)

The editors of reliable Spanish sports blog SportYou reported on Monday that wonder striker Sergio Agüero recently told Atlético general director Miguel Ángel Gil Marín, in an “informal conversation”, that he was ready to leave the club.

Kun’s apparent change of heart reportedly prompted him to ask Gil Marín to start considering offers for his services.

Rumours of the Argentine forward’s departure are starting to gain traction, with SportYou’s revelation being followed up on Tuesday by reports claiming the 22-year-old’s agents met with Juventus top officials in Turin.

According to AS, the Atleti vice-captain’s representatives, José Seguí and Hernán Reguera, sat down for a four-hour long lunch meeting with Juve president Andrea Agnelli and other directors of the Serie A side in order to discuss a potential deal.

The Bianconeri are purportedly willing to go on a €100m shopping spree over the summer to put together a star-studded squad to inaugurate their new stadium, which is set to debut next season. A sizable portion of those funds, almost half, would be splurged on our star alone, whose buyout clause is €45m.

Though Juve are certainly among the biggest and most recognisable clubs in the world, their name brand has taken a hit in the last couple of seasons. The Italian outfit has failed to secure Champions League qualification in back-to-back campaigns.

AS points out that the Old Lady are currently seventh in the Serie A standings–the same position they finished in last year–with only one match to go, and are highly unlikely to even qualify for a Europa League berth.

In other words, a move to Turin wouldn’t exactly be an ideal upgrade for a player of Kun’s caliber.

Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and Inter Milan, have all formally approached Kun’s agency within the last couple of days, reports COPE. The Spanish radio network also claims that one of Aguero’s representatives met with persistent suitors Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Aguero has insisted throughout the season that he has no intentions of leaving los Colchoneros any time soon, and even signed a contract extension through 2014 back in January.

At the time of his renewal deal, the gifted playmaker told the club’s official site:

“It’s not just a signature, it’s also a commitment. We’re all going to push ourselves forward. I’m very happy to continue at the club and I hope to continue here for many more years.”

If a Kun departure materialises, the news would be nothing short of utterly devastating for Atlético fans, who are already bracing for the possible announcement of David de Gea’s sale to Manchester United.

How many days would you spend locked up in your room crying if Kun decides to leave?

  • Sweden

    Please don’t go! If you are going to real, they got to pay.

  • Sebyk

    I believe that Kun wants to stay, Juventus would not be a good choice now, they won’t even play any European competition. But I believed that De Gea will stay as well and it looks like he may go… :/
    On the other hand, if they both left, there would be a nice amount of money to spend on top players, which could help our club. However, bringing good players to the club might be a problem with our board which fucks up everything it can…

  • Javi

    SebyK, Kun and Degea are the nice players we need. If they end up leaving Gil and Cerezo better pack their bags as well-all he’ll will break loose.

  • Sebyk

    I know Javi, they are both leaders of our current team. However, Atletico is unfortunately not a club of such format to keep its best players, we can’t guarantee them playing for trophies every season. Both will hardly ever achieve more than they already have in Atletico. They both love the club, no doubt about it, but both De Gea and Kun will probably leave one day, the story was the same with El Nino…

  • starvs

    I will never believe any source that has Kun going to Real, he would never do that; he respects the Colchonero faithful enough not to do that, it would be an incredible slap in the face.

    Also, why ever would he want to go to scrub as Juventus? To play non European football in a worse league where he doesn’t speak the language? That seems like a real good time…

    If he is going anywhere it’s gotta be England no?

  • Sebyk

    …maybe Inter – many Argentinian players there…

  • Chalet

    If you want to be regular starter for your national team and a world class player then you will always have to compete with the best.
    Therefore I can possibly see Agüero moving along one day – to a club which can offer him guaranteed CL football or playing for trophies every season.

    As it was said before Juve didn´t manage to secure an EL spot for the next season – and Agüero will never ever in a lifetime move to Real Madrid!

  • John

    I seriously hope they both stay, I will be absolutely broken if either 1 of them leave, even more so if say 1 ends up at Chelsea the other at Man U…….imagine watching Kun v De Gea 😐

  • starvs

    Sebyk, you are right, I almost made another post saying or another bigger Italian team (ie. inter or ac). I would bet on Kun being with Atleti for at least one more season though.

  • Javi

    As.com reports that after losing the EL game Silvio has confirmes his signing with Atleti

  • palc

    Kun. Please don’t go to the old lady. She’s fat, ugly and wrinkled. Stay w/ us.

    Not sure about this Silvio fella. Terrible performance in the final.

  • Juventus won’t sign him, we don’t have money. We maybe have a 40-50mil budget for the summer (max, I think it’ll be lower) and we won’t spend all of it on El Kun. Plus, our highest earner is Buffon at 6mil a year. El Kun makes 11mil, and with the massive difference in taxation levels Juve would have to offer 15mil or so just to keep him at the same level.