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Why Manchester City Striker Sergio Aguero Would Be a Perfect Fit At Bayern Munich

sergio aguero Why Manchester City Striker Sergio Aguero Would Be a Perfect Fit At Bayern Munich

The latest rumor regarding Bayern Munich circling in the British press was that Pep Guardiola fancies Sergio Aguero as a transfer target for next season. Such rumors shall always be taken with skepticism, due to the fact that ridiculous rumors are always circulated on a regular basis. Such laughable rumors include the continual links of Robert Lewandowski with a move to the Premier League when, in reality, his imminent move to Bayern Munich next summer is all but confirmed. Nevertheless, the latest transfer rumor regarding Sergio Aguero deserves some thought and seems like a natural move for both player and club.

Aguero is a technically gifted player, the type of striker who thrives off of the link-up play with his teammates. He is also a world class finisher and is the complete package of a striker that would suit the system Pep Guardiola currently employs at Bayern. Many predicted that Pep would never use a pure striker in his system based on his tactics at Barcelona. However, in Munich he has changed his approach and has settled with using Mario Mandzukic, a pure striker, as the established target man. Mandzukic is the epitome of a true number nine. The striker possesses a powerful header, is a very hard worker and links up well with teammates. However his finishing qualities are slightly short of world class. The addition of Aguero to the side ensures that Bayern have a striker who can dribble and thrust forward during attacks and add a touch of world class finishing that Mandzukic does not quite have.

Leaving Manchester City for Bayern Munich is a move that makes total sense for the player. Sergio is at a stage in his career where wages may not be the main motivation and honors remain a primary objective. He has already won the Premier League title, but does he stand a realistic chance of winning the Champions League with Manchester City? Given the recent inconsistency of City, in addition to the fact that the club lacks any sort of clear footballing philosophy and a manager who is not of proven caliber in terms of winning the UEFA Champions League, the answer is that it is unlikely.

A move to Bayern Munich would enable him to join the current champions of Europe who play a standard of football that is arguably beyond any Premier League side at the moment. The manner in which Bayern so thoroughly outclassed City on their own turf indicates where the two clubs stand and only one team is clearly a better option for the player. Although it was only a single game of football, it was no ordinary game as the level at which Bayern Munich operated was clear for all to see. The German side produced a display that is never quite seen in the Premier League. By joining the Bavarians, Aguero attains a genuine chance of winning the Champions League with a squad that is on the ascendancy under one of the best coaches in Europe. In contrast, Manchester City have consistently underachieved in Europe and, although they will in all likelihood for the first time qualify from the round of 16 this season, a genuine shot at the title is improbable. The Munich side, however, are now outright favorites for the title every year. Aguero will finally have a genuine shot at Europe’s most coveted prize if this move ever becomes a reality.

Aguero’s contract runs out in 2017 so understandably the Citizens are under no pressure to sell whatsoever, and clearly do not need money from transfers. However, if the player realizes that a better alternative than playing for City is presented to him, he must grab it. In reality the transfer is unlikely due to the eventual arrival of Robert Lewandowski to Bayern Munich. However, if for some amazing development that sees the transfer of the Pole fall through, Sergio would be a terrific alternative for the Bavarians.