Ronald Koeman is ‘NOT interested in bringing Sergio Aguero to Barcelona this summer and prefers Lyon’s Memphis Depay because he would fit better’ … with a Man City free striker when the season ends
- Manchester City announced on Monday that Sergio Aguero will leave in June
- The Argentinian has been linked with a move to Barcelona via a free transfer
- But SPORT claims that Ronald Koeman is not interested in signing the 32-year-old striker
- The Dutchman thinks that Lyon attacker Memphis Depay would suit better
Ronald Koeman does not want to sign Sergio Agüero when he leaves Manchester City in June, according to reports in Spain.
Premier League leaders City announced on Monday that club legend Aguero will continue after a decade in Etihad at the end of the current season, while the player himself made a personal statement.
Aguero has been linked with a return to La Liga – having played for Atletico Madrid before moving to City for £ 35 million – and a tie with Argentine teammate Lionel Messi in Barcelona.
Ronald Koeman (left) does not want to sign Sergio Agüero if he leaves Manchester City, according to reports in Spain
SPORT claims that Koeman would rather have Lyon striker Memphis Depay join for free instead
But according to the Spanish outlet SPORTThe Dutch boss of the Catalan giants, Koeman, is not interested in taking over the services of the 32-year-old and prefers the possibility of Lyon star Memphis Depay participating in a free transfer.
The report adds that Koeman believes his fellow countryman – who thrived under him when he ruled the Netherlands – would be a better fit for the Barcelona system and a great admirer of his versatility.
The same selling point also adds the likelihood that Depay, 27, occasionally accepting a role as a replacement compared to Aguero would also work in the former’s favor.
However, the duo’s chase will not affect Barcelona chasing Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, the report adds.
Koeman believes that the Dutch attacker would fit better in his system at Barcelona
Agüero is closely linked to the arrival of Argentinian teammate Lionel Messi at Barcelona
The 20-year-old Norwegian is the most in-demand attacker in European football after his fruitful performances in the Bundesliga and Champions League.
However, they will face competition from City, which Haaland – with a hugely impressive 25 goals and one assist in 25 Bundesliga games this season, and 10 goals from six in the Champions League – has scored their number 1 goal to Agüero. to replace.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid have also been linked with a mega-money campaign for the Norway international.
Agüero is City’s greatest goalscorer of all time, shattering Eric Brooks 78-year-old record of 177 goals. Ageuro sits on a massive 257.
City has confirmed that a statue will be built in honor of the star who was responsible for taking home the first Premier League title of the new era with a famous goal against Queens Park Rangers in May 2012.
Their pursuit of Aguero or Depay does not affect their attempts to sign Erling Haaland