Betting on Sergio Aguero’s Next Team – Which Club Will He Sign For?

By Zarko Naric in Soccer
| May 14, 2021 5:40 am PDT

The all-time top scorer of Manchester City is looking for a new home.

Sergio Aguero, who’s been with the club since the summer of 2011, contract will expire this June. Reportedly, the Sky Blues are not interested in offering the 32-year-old a new deal.

After spending several months out of the squad due to various health issues (knee injury, stomach disorder, COVID-19), Aguero has lost his place in Manchester City’s first XI.

Another reason why they don’t want to extend his contract is that Aguero is one of the highest-paid players in the Premier League.

In his last year of contract, he’s going to cash in a total of £11.97m (or about $17m). It’s an astronomical sum, especially knowing that his contribution hasn’t been that great. This season, he’s scored only four goals in all competitions.

To put it in perspective, Manchester City’s top scorer Ilkay Gundogan (16 goals), earns £7.28m ($10.3m) per year.

Of course, it was not always like that. Sergio Aguero used to be the dominant force in Manchester City. Proof of this is that he finished as the team’s top scorer in eight of the past nine seasons.

With such a pedigree, Aguero should not have any problems finding a new club once he becomes a free agent.

Sergio Aguero Next Club Odds

There aren’t many clubs on Earth that wouldn’t like to have a player of this caliber on the team. The trouble is that only a select few have enough resources to catch his attention.

This explains why only the world’s richest clubs are in the conversation for Aguero’s next club, as you can see from the odds available at the top betting sites.

Barcelona1.33
Chelsea4.00
Atletico Madrid15.00
Any MLS Club15.00
Real Madrid21.00
PSG26.00
Juventus26.00
Inter Milan26.00

Barça Leading the Race for Aguero’s Signature

Earlier this week, it was announced that Barcelona has opened contract renewal talks with their captain, Lionel Messi.

The reason why this news is so important for the Sergio Aguero transfer saga is the fact that he and Messi are good friends.

In fact, Lionel is the godfather of Sergio’s son Benjamin (whose maternal grandfather is the late Diego Maradona, another Barcelona legend).

Knowing all this, it’s safe to say that Aguero probably wouldn’t mind moving to Barcelona. The question is does the club need him?

Barcelona has been heavily reliant on Lionel Messi for the job of goal-scoring. More than one-third of Barcelona’s goals in the Spanish La Liga this season were scored by Messi.

Even though Antoine Griezmann has become more influential over the last couple of seasons, Barca would probably be okay with adding more power to the final third.

Chelsea Might be On the Lookout for a High-Profile Striker

Sergio Aguero has been living in England for almost an entire decade. If he is to stay in the country, his most likely destination is London.

As per the Aguero next club odds, the second favorite is Chelsea. Not only does this team has the funds to pay for his salary, but the London Blues might be on the lookout for a new striker.

Even though this team signed German striker Timo Werner last summer for a transfer fee of around £48m (~$48m), he hasn’t been scoring much this season. At least not as much as Chelsea would like.

Adding Aguero into the mixture could create healthy competition in Chelsea’s attack.

Possible Reunion with Atletico Madrid

Sergio Aguero’s rise to stardom started after he moved to Spain from his native Argentina. In 2006, he signed with Atletico Madrid, where he stayed for the following five seasons.

With Atleti, Aguero won his first major trophy – the 2010 UEFA Europa League.

Although Atletico did not win La Liga during Aguero’s time at the club, they could do it during his second stint.

If he decides to come back to Madrid, this team is going to have a formidable force in the attacking sector.

Atleti already have one legendary attacker in their squad after signing ex-Barcelona’s Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez.

Sergio Coming to America?

The MLS seems like a perfect destination for every player reaching the twilight of their career. There’s less running going on compared to European leagues, especially the Premier League.

Last season, for example, Sergio Aguero covered a total of 91.12 miles (~146.65 kilometers) in 24 Premier League games. That accounts for around 3.8 miles per game.

In the MLS, his running distance would probably be around the same number (or possibly even shorter).

Less running means less chance of an injury and Aguero has been struggling a lot with injuries throughout his career.

This season only, Aguero was off the pitch for more than six months!

That’s not something that major European clubs would be willing to tolerate. However, in the MLS, they probably wouldn’t care much – the only thing that would matter to them is to bring another superstar to America.

LA Galaxy, who previously had David Beckham and Zlatan Ibrahimovic play for them, seems like the #1 candidate for signing Aguero if he decides to go west.

Then, there’s also Inter Miami CF (a club partially owned by Beckham), as well as two New York-based clubs, New York City and New York Red Bulls.

If he decides to sign for any of the 27 MLS franchises, online sportsbooks will have to pay up 15x the stake.

Still, such a scenario does not seem likely nor does the move to PSG, Inter Milan or Juventus. At least not in 2021.

So, what will be Sergio Aguero’s next club?

Predicting Sergio Aguero’s Next Team

Sergio Aguero is moving to Barcelona. I think so, and oddsmakers agree with me, giving as short odds as 1.33 on Aguero moving to Barça.

Sure, he might be a bit old for the Spanish giant at the age of 32 (actually, he’s turning 33 in June).

Barcelona might also already have several players playing in his position (Griezmann, Dembele, Braithwaite, Trincao, etc.).

Why do I think Barcelona is going to be Sergio Aguero’s next club? Because of his buddy Lionel.

Lionel Messi is arguably the best player ever to walk on Earth, and Barcelona is going to do everything to keep him.

Knowing about his beef with the club management in the past, Barcelona will probably have to grant him some wishes in return for his signature.

One of those wishes might be to sign Sergio Aguero.

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