There was once a time, a long while ago, where the “rage” in Chelsea communities was discussing how we were not willing to spend £40m to buy a promising, young striker from Atlético Madrid called Sergio Agüero in summer 2010, only to go and add £10m to the fee to bring an older and already broken counterpart to the Argentinian attacker, Fernando Torres, from a Premier League rival instead. At the very least Torres did win us that legendary corner in the 2012 Champions League final...
Nevertheless, there arose a second opportunity to bring Agüero to Stamford Bridge, although a much older age, at the near end of the current season with his last contract with Manchester City coming to a close. Chelsea alongside several top clubs, including Barcelona, were immediately linked to the 32-year-old who despite very limited minutes on the pitch this season, still has a high probability of delivering the goods upfront when called upon (Panenka misses aside).
But once again, it seems Chelsea did not want Agüero hard enough — or that he simply did not want us from the get-go. According to a report from the Guardian, the Argentinian international will instead join Barcelona this summer, having signed the striker on a two-year deal on a lower salary than what was made available by other clubs’ bids.
To be fair, Barcelona had been named as his priority from the moment he announced the end of his Manchester City spell. It would not be a surprise if there was also a degree of influence from one Lionel Messi, who wants to have Agüero around so they can finally learn how to play alongside each other and emulate their expected success at club level to the international stage with the Argentinian national team.
A prospect that sends chills down the spines of Brazil’s NT fans, but likely makes Barça fans quite happy. “Boo”, on all accounts.