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Manchester City Signs Argentine Striker Sergio Aguero In 5-Year-Deal

Manchester City has signed Argentine striker Sergio Aguero to the club in a five-year-contract. The rumored transfer fee is believed to be £38 million.

Out of all of the transfers so far this summer in the Premier League, the addition of Sergio Aguero is definitely the most high-profile signing of the pre-season. The Argentine star striker, who was signed from Atletico Madrid, is an incredible talent who has represented his country more than 30 times. Before joining Atletico, Aguero played at Independiente in Argentina.

The signing of Kun Aguero represents a massive statement from Manchester City in terms of their plans for the future. Aguero will be faced with the prospect of playing in the Champions League as well as playing in the best soccer league in the world on a weekly basis. He’ll also be seen as a worthy replacement for Carlos Tevez who wants to leave England.

Aguero is likely to be in the squad for this weekend’s Dublin Super Cup tournament. For viewers in the United States, the game will be shown live on Fox Soccer Plus and (8am ET, Saturday).

Aguero will wear the No.16 shirt.

What are your thoughts about the signing of Kun Aguero? Do you feel he’ll be a success in the Premier League? Will he be able to make an immediate impact and take over from Tevez in terms of scoring goals for City? Now that Aguero has been signed, do you see this having a domino effect on transfers with some City players leaving to join other clubs? Share your opinions in the comments section below.

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  1. EPL101

    July 29, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    great, another overhyped “sensation” that will soon fail to get of the ground, fail to leave up to the hype, and soon demand to leave. What is MCFC doing with all these good players they have piled up in the squad. These guys need to learn to play like a team not with their media inflated egos.

  2. Gaz Hunt

    July 29, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Putting aside discussions of value and the fact that I’m a Liverpool supporter, I think this will go down as one of the best signings of the summer. He’s an incredible player and, almost as important for City, has a great attitude on and off the pitch.

  3. Taimur

    July 28, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    He’s not a reliable striker in the Premier League. What Roberto Mancini has on his hands are three unproven and untested forwards in Aguerro, Balotelli, and Dzeko. Carlos Tevez brought leadership, he brought goals to the team. Anyhow, this team is not going to win the league with a defensive manager like Mancini. With the attacking talent at their disposal, they simply have to play a more adventurous style of football rather than a safety-first approach. But Mancini knows his players the best and he knows which roles the players perform best. Let’s not get to excited about Aguerro’s move to the Premier League. If he succeeds, good for him, and if he doesn’t, then City can always sell him next summer. I think they paid too much for him. $65.4 is a lot of money for an unproven striker in the Premier League. Mancini has a tough job on his hands and he’s going to have to decide in two weeks which of these three bloody strikers is he going to stick with. Balotelli is too immature to handle playing on the pitch for 90 minutes, Dzeko didn’t impress too much. And Aguerro is unproven.

    • so here i am

      July 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm

      unproven hahaha i rest my case

  4. Los Che

    July 28, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    The Bpl isn’t even a 2 team league…it’s a 1 team league, and a piss poor 1 at that. United were terrible on a weekly basis last season and they still won the league with something to spare. If there was a “super league” the “English teams”(if we can still call them English) would be right at the bottom.

    • so here i am

      July 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      suck a fat one u bellend epl is far better than la liga besides from barcelona what spanish team does anything in the chaampions league?

  5. MUFC77

    July 28, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Just because Barcelona have won a couple of champions leagues in recent years doesn’t make la liga the best league either, you can easily argue they are the best club side in the world but la liga itself is a two team league.

    The EPL teams in the Champions league have dominated the later rounds of the CL for the last 5+ years consistently making the semi finals and beyond. At least the EPl has 5-6 teams that are competitive and on any given day they can all beat each other. Id be willing to be if there ever was a “super league” with the top English, Spanish, French & German teams the English teams would dominate that every year as well.

    Barca are a great team and in knock out format like the CL 9/10 they will beat any team in a one off game, but make them play against quality teams over a 36 game season and they will not be so dominant .

    As for Aguero I expect he will play his best football in the champions league to start with simply because it will be a slower tempo and he will get more time on the ball.

  6. Hammer

    July 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    “Aguero will be faced with the prospect of playing in the Champions League as well as playing in the best soccer league in the world on a weekly basis.”” LMAO he’s left that league and joined a joke kick and rush league for the money.

  7. Over the Bluemoon

    July 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I feel sorry for the other strikers but bo one should think they automatic choice u have to earn your place….Guidetti has just re-signed for city….Adebayor is too lazy doesnt care about the team he got found out at city and arsenal…santa cruz cant play if he’s always injured..and Bellamy can play about twice a month ….i think this is city’s year although its not going to be easy

  8. Over the Bluemoon

    July 28, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    This is an amazing signing ive no doubt that Kun Aguero will adapt to the premier league………a lot of new interviews with sergio just been put on the City website cant wait for the season to start

  9. Ryan B

    July 28, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    City again flexing some financial muscle to build a (hopefully) sustained success. As far as immediate impact? Perhaps more than Dzeko and Balotelli simply because he is more of the player Tevez is/was and will fill that role of the lone striker in Mancini’s preferred 4-2-3-1. I’d be interesting to see how this shapes the Tevez situation with another Argentine in town. I think City players realize the unique situation they are in and its a club of big signings. They realize that players will change around them and they need to focus on improving and getting a starting spot. Players like Adebayor and Guidetti are the only real sufferers in a signing like this and will likely be loaned out.

  10. trickybrkn

    July 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Its like FM11 where you start the game with a billion on hand…

  11. MUFC77

    July 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    Good player judging from the very little ive seen of him. Could potentially be lethal if partnered with Tevez up front should City somehow hold on to him.

    I guess it all depends on how quickly he can adapt to a different style of football played in the premier league. I dont think this one signing necessarily changes anything in terms of making city automatic favorites to win the league but it definitely makes them better overall.

  12. celticsblues

    July 28, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Signings like this make me have to pinch myself as a City fan. I think David Silva is the only other player we’ve signed that gave me such nervous excitement – everything I’d read about both players made me very optimistic but also there have been so many flops in the Prem. Aguero seems to have everything though in terms of strength, pace, creativity, and drive. With one creative midfield player to help Silva link our league leading defense with our high powered front line, I think we will have a great year. Couple of stats below:

    Torres = £50 million / 27 years old / 173 goals in 409 matches (2.4 matches/goal)
    Carroll = £35 million / 22 years old / 36 goals in 111 matches (3.1 matches/goal)
    Agüero = £38 million / 23 years old / 125 goals in 290 matches (2.3 matches/goal)

  13. Ryan

    July 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    What are my thoughts? As a supporter of an opposing club, concerned. As a fan of the EPL, excited. He’ll be fun to watch every week, so long as he’s not playing Liverpool!

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