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Aguero Joins City Revolution
Argentine striker arrives at Etihad Stadium
Posted Jul 28, 2011 by Chris White
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Manchester City have completed the signing of Argentine striker Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid, in a deal expected to be around the £38million figure.
The deal began when Carlos Tevez announced his desire to leave the club, and when Brazilian side Corinthians came in, City made their move for Aguero. When Corinthians pulled out of the deal for Tevez, City continued with their pursuit of the man who they see as the replacement for their captain – who has already replaced him in the Argentine national side.
Aguero has been one of the most sought after striker in European football in recent years, scoring 74 goals in 175 games for Atletico Madrid in five seasons at the club, and scored three goals for Argentina in this year’s Copa America.
The 23-year old, who is the son-in-law of legend Diego Maradona, said “I think City are a team that in the future will be fighting every year for major trophies and I hope to win them. My style has always been to fight to the death and I will give 100% in every game I play.” A dig at Tevez maybe – who knows.
Aguero becomes City’s third signing this summer, after completing deals for defenders Stefan Savic from Partizan Belgrade and Gael Clichy from Arsenal, and he could make his debut for the club in this weekend’s Dublin Super Cup and could make his first competitive appearance for the club in the Community Shield fixture against Manchester United on 7th August at Wembley.