Manchester City to offer Aguero new deal to ward off Real Madrid interest

The Argentine has three years left on his current deal, while the Premier League champions are unconcerned over reports linking the striker with a switch to Spain
By Paul Clennam

Manchester City will offer Sergio Aguero a new five-year deal this summer in a bid to end Real Madrid's interest in the striker.


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According to those closest to the Real Madrid board, the prospect of signing Sergio Aguero, who still has a house in Madrid, has always been on the minds of those in charge at the club, even though they would never make any interest public.

One of Madrid's two strikers, Karim Benzema or Gonzalo Higuain, are reportedly set to leave the Spanish capital this summer and even Higuain refused to commit his future to the club when asked about his current situation on Saturday.
The Argentine, who netted a stunning solo goal to win the Manchester derby for the Premier League champions on Monday evening, has three years remaining on his existing deal but City's owners want to put him further out of bounds. understands City are unconcerned by reports linking the player to Real Madrid this summer, having recently split from his long-term partner and being apart from his young son.

Aguero's father-in-law, Diego Maradona, has previously stated that a move to Real Madrid would be the 24-year-old's "big break".

City now value the player at over £50 million and plan to recognise that by sitting down with Aguero and rubber-stamping a two-year extension to protect their investment.

Aguero earns around £170,000 a week at the Etihad Stadium and will earn a similar amount, but with a more lucrative bonus structure set aside based on goals and further trophies.

After netting 23 Premier League goals in his debut season for City last year, Aguero current campaign has been disrupted by injury which has resulted in the striker scoring 10 times from 25 appearances.

City are currently on a drive to sign-up their biggest names. Yaya Toure last week pledged himself for another four years, while David Silva and Vincent Kompany both extended their contracts in 2012.