The Spanish giants have just announced Rafa Benitez as their new boss and want to make Aguero his first signing in for the summer transfer window. Aguero finished as the top goal scorer in the Premier League and has been under the radar of Florentino Perez to get the Manchester City man to the club. In recent seasons, Madrid have made one big marquee summer signing, with Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez arriving. Perez has never been afraid to splash the cash and likes to make at least one marquee signing every summer.
Golden boot winner Aguero bagged 26 times for Manchester City last season, five more than his closest rival; including his strike against Queens Park Rangers in the final moments of the campaign. As an addition, he plundered 30 goals in his first season to help City win the Premier League title, and that has caught the eye of Real Madrid president Florentio Perez.
Aguero, 27, has become one of the most feared strikers in world football, while Perez becoming one of his biggest admirers. The Argentina international joined City from Atletico Madrid for £38m in 2011 and famously scored the winning goal on the last day of the 2012 season that earned the club the title. He became the youngest player to debut in the Argentine PrimeraDivisión at 15 years and 35 days, breaking the record previously established by Diego Maradona.
He made a name for himself, attracting attention from Europe’s top clubs by scoring 101 goals in 234 appearances while winning the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Super Cup in 2010. In 2012, he won Manchester City’s player of the year as voted for by the fans. As of the end of the 2013–14 season, Agüero has the highest goals per minute ratio in the history of the Premier League averaging a goal every 115 minutes.
After winning the Champions League last year under Carlo Ancelotti, Madrid fell short this term – and finished second in La Liga, which ultimately cost Ancelotti his job. Benitez is set to take over after Vice-president Eduardo Fernandez de Blas dropped the biggest hint yet that the Spaniard would head to the Bernabeu.
While the player himself has claimed he wants to stay at the Etihad and help the club achieve their ultimate ambition of winning the Champions League.
Another big arrival this summer could be David De Gea from Manchester United, but De Gea has told United that he will not be discussing his future until he returns from his summer break, in which he coincidentally visited Madrid.