Cole reveals that Chelsea turned down a move for Aguero before joining Manchester City because of his SHAPE

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Joe Cole reveals that Chelsea declined a move for Sergio Aguero before joining Manchester City because of his SHAPE … as Joleon Lescott admits he didn’t expect his former teammate to become the player he has when he arrived ten years ago.

  • Cole revealed that the Blues turned down the opportunity to sign the Argentinian in 2009
  • He joined City two years later and became their all-time goalscorer
  • Lescott said Aguero quickly adapted to life in England after his £ 35 million move

Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole claims the Blues decided not to sign Sergio Aguero because of ‘his form’.

Speaking before Aguero made his last appearance in a City shirt in Saturday’s Champions League final against Chelsea, Cole revealed how his former club turned down the opportunity to sign the Argentinian from Atletico Madrid in 2009.

Cole told BT Sport: ‘Chelsea was after him. They looked at this shape. I think maybe the shape of him they passed on to him at the time, which was clearly a mistake. ‘

Chelsea regretted not signing Sergio Aguero before joining Manchester City

The Blues declined the opportunity to sign the Argentinian from Atletico Madrid in 2009

The Blues declined the opportunity to sign the Argentinian from Atletico Madrid in 2009

Joe Cole (above) has shed light on how his former club decided not to sign Aguero

Joe Cole (above) has shed light on how his former club decided not to sign Aguero

Manchester City signed Aguero two years later for £ 35 million and he became the club’s all-time leading scorer.

But Joleon Lescott admitted he didn’t expect his former teammate to become the player he has when he arrived at Etihad a decade ago.

Lescott said, “Exceptional player, person. When he first arrived I did not expect him to become the man he has become. I don’t think anyone, whoever they sign, will follow that.

Agüero joined City in 2011 for £ 35 million and became the club's all-time goalscorer

Agüero joined City in 2011 for £ 35 million and became the club’s all-time goalscorer

‘As a person he adapted to life here. He quickly learned English. He’s a great team player and he has that selfishness you need too. ‘

Agüero scored the memorable late winner against QPR to seal the title in 2012.

Lescott added, “I can’t think of an occasion when I felt that way before or after. The reaction to everything was special. ‘

Joleon Lescott said Aguero quickly adapted to life in England after his £ 35m move

Joleon Lescott said Aguero quickly adapted to life in England after his £ 35m move

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