Mauricio Pochettino eyes Sergio Aguero as PSG’s first major signing
New Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino is reportedly seeking a deal with Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
The Argentina striker, 32, entered the final six months of his contract at the Etihad stadium and is currently in the process of regaining his form after a knee injury at the end of last season.
Pochettino has reportedly identified his compatriot as the perfect signing to lead the line alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, and is ready to dive in to secure his signing, according to The Sun.
Aguero is able to talk to foreign clubs about the possibility of leaving his current squad with a pre-contract deal this summer and PSG are one of the only clubs that can pay his current salary of around £ 230,000 per week .
After allowing Edinson Cavani to leave the club with a free transfer last summer, PSG made the Mauro Icardi loan deal permanent in a £ 50million deal. But Icardi has suffered from injuries this season and has only made five appearances so far in the current campaign.
Discussions between Aguero and City are currently ongoing, with the club keen to keep their hands on their all-time top scorer. The forward has already made it clear that he intends to retire in Argentina, but a money transfer to PSG could prove appealing as he enters the twilight of his career.
Aguero hasn’t scored in the Premier League since January 2020 due in part to injury and the COVID-19 break, but City are said to be looking for a new striker anyway and he could see his role in reduced team in the future.
With international teammate Lionel Messi likely to be part of a three-way showdown between City, PSG and Barcelona, Aguero’s future could be tied to any move Messi makes due to the financial demands of any potential deal. .