Ronald Koeman is “NOT interested in bringing Sergio Aguero to Barcelona this summer and prefers Lyon’s Memphis Depay because it suits him better” … with the Man City forward who remains vacant at the end of the season
- Manchester City announced on Monday that Sergio Aguero will be leaving in June
- The Argentine was linked with a free transfer to Barcelona
- However, SPORT claims Ronald Koeman has no interest in signing the 32-year-old forward
- The Dutchman believes Lyon striker Memphis Depay would be a better fit
Ronald Koeman will not sign Sergio Aguero if he leaves Manchester City in June, according to reports in Spain.
Premier League leaders City announced Monday that club legend Aguero will move on to Etihad after a decade at the end of the current season, while the player himself makes a personal statement.
Aguero has been linked with a return to La Liga – having played for Atletico Madrid prior to a £ 35m move to City – and with Argentine team-mate Lionel Messi in Barcelona.
Ronald Koeman (left) does not want to sign Sergio Aguero if he leaves Manchester City. This is evident from reports in Spain
SPORT claim Koeman would prefer the Lyon striker to join Memphis Depay for free instead
According to the Spanish outlet SPORT, the Dutch boss of the Catalan giants, Koeman, has no interest in using the 32-year-old’s services and prefers the possibility of the Lyon star Memphis Depay receiving a free transfer.
The report adds that Koeman believes his compatriot – who blossomed as the Dutch boss under him – fits better into Barcelona’s system and is a great admirer of its versatility.
The same point of sale also increases the likelihood that Depay, 27, will take on a role as a replacement from time to time compared to Aguero, which is also beneficial for keeping track of the club.
However, the duo’s pursuit will have no impact on Barcelona, which is pursuing Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland, the report adds.
Koeman believes the Dutch striker would fit better into his Barcelona system
Aguero was closely associated with Argentine teammate Lionel Messi in Barcelona
After his successful performances in the Bundesliga and the Champions League, the 20-year-old Norwegian is the most sought-after striker in European football.
However, they will face competition from City, which Haaland has made with an impressive 25 goals and an assist in 25 Bundesliga games this season and 10 out of six goals in the Champions League – their # 1 goal to replace Aguero.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid have also been linked to a mega-money exchange for the Norway international.
Aguero is City’s all-time leading goalscorer, overtaking Eric Brook’s 78-year record of 177 goals.
City has confirmed that a statue will be built in honor of the star who was responsible for bringing home the first Premier League title of the new era with a famous final goal against Queens Park Rangers in May 2012.
Your pursuit of Aguero or Depay will not detract from your efforts to sign Erling Haaland