Mourinho vetoed Aguero move to Real Madrid claim
According to a report on vavel.com, former Atlético Madrid striker Sergio ´Kun` Aguero did not get his wish of a transfer to rivals Real Madrid because Los Blancos´ boss José Mourinho vetoed the move.
The website goes on to list the reasons why the Argentine international decided to sign for Manchester City this week, despite him having agreed a deal some time ago with Real President, Florentino Pérez. The principal one, it claims, is that Mourinho had questioned Aguero´s attitude in recent weeks and told Pérez he would prefer to sign Brazilian wonderkid Neymar from Santos. The other two obstacles were the refusal by Atlético chief executive Miguel Ángel Gil Marín to negotiate with his cross-city counterpart, and the problem of Real raising the necessary funds to pay the €45m demanded by Los Rojiblancos.
When Aguero announced publicly he wanted to leave Atlético this summer, it was believed an agreement was already in place with Pérez, who had promised him €8m-a-year at the Santiago Bernabéu, a salary which would have made him the fourth best-paid player at the club behind Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaká and Iker Casillas. Mourinho is believed to have then demanded his President sort matters out - the first serious brush with the player and his representatives who were insisting Pérez kept to his side of the agreement.
The Portuguese was also unhappy with Aguero´s declaration after the Copa America that “I am really a fan of Independiente and Madrid is only my place of work in Spain,” interpreting the slight on his neighbours as disrespectful to the club - something he would not be willing to tolerate. Mourinho even commented at the time that “a player cannot go out through the window of his own club and expect to walk through the main door at Real Madrid.”
Any other drawbacks were purely economic, with Marín adamant the buyout clause in the player´s contract would need to be met, meaning the total to be paid would reach €75m when VAT was taken into account. In addition, Bankia - a Spanish banking conglomerate that looks after Real Madrid´s interests - was only prepared to offer the club €40m in credit.