“I am now a City player. I’m happy to be at this club and in this city. Thanks everyone for the welcome and the reception!” Those were the words of Sergio Aguero, the former Atlético Madrid idol, who late Wednesday evening confirmed, via Twitter, that his move to Manchester City was complete. The same platform he used to drop the bomb on Atleti supporters in late May that he was ready to abandon the Vicente Calderón.
The Copa América group stage went out with a bang after a wild 12 goal Wednesday night that brought the quarter-final fixtures of the South American competition into focus. All five of our Rojiblancos taking part in the tournament made it safely through to the knockout phase with their respective national teams.
The Sergio Agüero dilemma has proved challenging for Atlético’s new sporting director Jose Luis Caminero. It’s been over a month since Caminero promised to convince Kun to stay, but the sporting director admitted on Monday that he hasn’t talked to Agüero yet. This delay is costing us quality reinforcements, claims Martin Rosenow.
By now, all Atletico fans will be aware that Sergio Aguero is a wanted man. The want away Argentina international has attracted the interest of many top clubs since making his intentions to leave the Vicente Calderon clear. Aguero believes he could progress his career better elsewhere. Tom Pollock lays out all the reasons why he feels Kun might reconsider and end up staying at the Vicente Calderón.
For several years now, Atlético fans and members of the Spanish press alike were under the impression that fully half (50 per cent) of Atleti’s transfer income had to be handed over to Spain’s tax authorities as part of a levy imposed to collect on past-due taxes. AS reveals, however, that is not the case.
Atlético right back Tomas Ujfalusi, speaking to Italian radio network Sportiva, admitted he and team-mates have known for some time now that striker Sergio Agüero planned to leave Atleti this summer. While Kun continues to insist he has not chosen his next team yet, the former Czech international revealed what Rojiblanco supporters would consider their worst nightmare: that their once-dearly beloved Kun has been seduced by the dark side.
More details about Sergio Agüero’s decision to leave Atletico have come to light, including Atlético’s strict stance regarding the forward’s buy-out clause and the club’s strategies to prevent a possible move to Real Madrid. On Monday, the club rejected Kun’s request to have his buy-out clause lowered, complicating his route out of Atleti.
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 Agüero’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.”
Atletico striker Sergio Aguero met with officials at the Vicente Calderon on Monday, reportedly to discuss his future at the club. The Rojiblanco idol was accompanied by his father and his agents, sounding the alarm amongst the Colchonero faithful. Amid reports he has a firm offer on the table from our cross-town rivals, Onda Cero claims that Real Madrid will make Kun’s signing official on Saturday.
Wonder boy Sergio Aguero’s first ever hat-trick at Atlético helped the club snap a streak of four straight losses in Mallorca, but it wasn’t enough to sidestep the two preliminary rounds of the Europa League as los Rojiblancos finish a disappointing 2010-11 season in seventh place. “It was a bittersweet victory as we were unable to avoid the preliminaries,” said David de Gea afterwards.