Mixed Rumors from Italian Press About Juventus Pursuit of Kun Aguero

Sergio Aguero officially announced that he will leave Manchester City at the end of his contract in June. Juventus have been mentioned among the possible destinations alongside Barcelona and PSG. However, the reports coming from Italy about the Bianconeri’s intentions are conflicting.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus reached out to the Argentinian ace two months ago to inquire about his requests. The striker is looking for a three-year contract with at least €10M annual wages. The Old Lady would have an edge from the fiscal standpoint thanks to the Decreto Crescita, which lowers the taxes on foreigners moving to Italy. However, there are currently no frontrunners among the three contenders.

On the contrary, transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio reported that Aguero is unlikely to transfer to Turin because of a revised strategy by the club. The front office is planning to sign only player that are at most 24. The same thing already happened last season and would represent the continuation of their rebuild. Moreover, it is a cost-cutting measure as youngsters tend to have more affordable wages, differently from free agents.

El Kun will depart after ten years in Manchester, where he has accrued all sorts of club’s record and won four titles. He currently holds the best scoring average in the Premier League, as he has netted a goal every 108 minutes. However, a knee injury and a bout with COVID have limited him to just 14 appearances in the current season. He will turn 33 in June and he is making €15M per year.