The Real-Deal!

Sergio Aguero has revealed that he would have chosen Real Madrid over Manchester City if they made a bid for him back in 2011.

The Argentinian spoke to ESPN and he said that he wouldn’t have been bothered about going from Athletico Madrid to rivals, Real Madrid.

‘If Real Madrid had been interested in me, then I would be here,’ said the 24-year-old. ‘I had no option but to join City.

‘I want to take this opportunity to refute the information where I supposedly said that I would never play for Real Madrid because I played at Atletico. It was published in an English newspaper.’

Aguero is yet to make an impression this season having suffered a knee injury in the opening Premier League fixture against Southampton last month.

He had hoped to make his return in the Spanish capital but events prevented manager Roberto Mancini bringing him on.

Mancini said: ‘I had two players injured, (Samir) Nasri and Maicon. I wanted to play Aguero in the last 20 minutes.’

Alex William Batt

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