Sergio Aguero is proving to be one of the world’s most elite strikers and showing how pivotel he really is to the Manchester City.
The Argentine has netted 17 goals in all competitions so far this season, including a magical hat-trick last night which turned inevitable defeat to three points gained in the Champions League group stage match against Bayern Munich.
City now merely need a draw against Roma in their final match of the group stage to make it through to the knockout stages, though provided Bayern Munich beat CSKA Moscow.
And it is has now been reported that previous to joining Manchester City back, Aguero was high on the shortlists of Premier League clubs Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United.
Aguero shined during his five years at Spanish outfit Atletico Madrid before City snatched him up for a massive £38 million transfer in 2011. And now Aguero finds himself as the current leading goalscorer in the Premier League with 12 goals and the most prolific at City with 17 goals in 18 appearances.
Though despite his rapid success at Manchester City, Aguero has revealed that he would have much preferred a dream move to Anfield instead.
“If I had to choose a league then it would be the Premier League,” Aguero said in 2005.
“I have been a Liverpool fan for as long as I can remember and it would be a dream to play there.
“I watched the Champions League final and celebrated every goal as if it was for Independiente.”
Speaking about his sparkling recent form that has left the whole of European football completely startled, Aguero said: “It was important to win.” “Apart from my goals the three points were vital, so we’re delighted.
“I am happy with my form. This season things are going well for me and it is important to carry on like this and keep the results coming.
“In the first half we got the first goal and we were doing more or less okay but then we lost two goals when we didn’t expect it.
“In the second half we applied a bit more pressure and luckily we got the win. We’ve a chance now in Rome to qualify and it’s a question of going there and winning and just thinking about ourselves.”
Notwithstanding Aguero’s inredible form, City have been inconsistent and still find themselves eight points behind league-leaders Chelsea who are yet to be defeated.
And full-back Bacary Sagna has admitted that the Argentine’s form is really setting the standards for the rest of the squad. Sagna said: “He is bringing the team up at the moment. I think we will have to follow his steps. He showed the right example.
By Ollie Carroll