Opinion: Why I would turn down Sergio Aguero if he wanted to join Spurs


Report this week have claimed that Sergio Aguero, who is due to leave Man City this summer after his contract expires, could move to Tottenham if the chance arises.

While there is a small part of me that would get a kick out of seeing Aguero in a Spurs shirt linking up with the likes of Son and Kane, I am ultimately convinced that it would be a poor move.

Therefore, if the chance to sign Aguero arrived, I would immediately turn it down if I was Daniel Levy – and there are a number of reasons behind this.

Number one, his age. Tottenham do not need a 31-year-old ageing striker on their books. Spurs need either an up-and-comer or someone at their peak.

Secondly, Aguero would be coming in off the back of a major injury and there is no guarantee that he will ever get back to his best, especially in a league like the Premier League.

Then we come onto the financial side of things. Apart from Bale who is on loan, Aguero currently earns around £30,000 per year more than Tottenham’s top earner. The Argentine is unlikely to take a drop in wages, so Spurs would have to offer him even more than Kane.

Free transfers usually come with high signing bonuses too. This becomes even more of a problem when you take into account that Spurs would not be the only club looking at him. There will be countless across the top five European leagues this summer.

So, are Spurs going to break the bank to sign a 31-year-old, injury-prone, past-his-best striker? It would be fun to see but no, not in a million years.

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