Atlético president Enrique Cerezo, who more often than not appears to be out of the loop when it comes to all topics related to the club he presides over, answered questions today in response to Sergio Aguero’s desire to leave the club.
“We are not selling and we will not negotiate with anyone,” Cerezo told several Spanish media outlets. “We have made that very clear.
“If he has a team lined up, he knows what he has to do, where he has to go, and how much must be paid. We have a signed contract and we are not selling or negotiating. It has been a surprise to us and no one at the club expected it.”
With Real Madrid, Chelsea, Manchester City, Juventus, Barcelona and other clubs rumoured to be in the mix to sign the gifted forward, the president claimed to be unaware if Kun has already zeroed in on his next team.
“He has said that he does not want to continue,” he said. “Another thing is if whether or not he has a set team. I don’t know if he does. We consider that he has all the right to choose his future, but we are not negotiating and we are not selling.”
When asked if he knew of a possible agreement for the Argentine star with bitter rivals Real Madrid, Cerezo responded:
“Players play wherever they want to play and I don’t know if Kun wants to play at Real Madrid. I personally don’t think so. The world doesn’t revolve around Real Madrid, there are other clubs in the world.
“It’s a subject you have to ask him about. I’m not going to choose his team nor am I going to tell him where he has to go. He is the one that voluntarily said that his cycle at Atlético has ended. From there, wherever he goes, it’s all the same to me. I imagine he will be happy elsewhere.”
Finally, Cerezo asked Rojiblanco supporters to “have faith” in the club.
“This is not the first time that a player leaves a club, and I don’t think it will be the last. We will try to build a good competitive team.”