Caminero spoke in his Press conference this week with full of praise for striker Aguero, who finished the season as the club’s top scorer before announcing on his website a desire to leave Los Rojiblancos.
Whilst the 23-year-old is attracting a host of Europe’s top clubs including Atleti’s rivals Real Madrid, Caminero has denied any negotiations have progressed beyond preliminary enquiries for the player with a €45m buyout clause. This is in sharp contrast to earlier reports that Juventus had tabled and then seen rejected a €32m-plus-player offer for the No 10.
Where the player confirmed this week that he will only decide where his future lays after the Copa America where he is currently on international duty with Argentina, Caminero believes the club that currently holds his registration will be able to convince him to stay and help them realise their ambitions together.
Should Caminero prove successful in persuading Aguero to remain with the team or not, he has promised to resolve the situation before Atleti play their first game of the 2011-12 season, a Europa League preliminary qualifying round on July 28.
Caminero, a former Real Madrid youth player who then went on to make 149 appearances for Atletico in the 1990s before taking the sporting director position in retirement, is currently building a side for new Coach Gregorio Manzano.
Tiago, David De Gea, Tomas Ujfalusi and Ibrahima Balde have all already departed the Estadio Vicente Calderon, with Silvio Pereira, Miranda and Gabi arriving. Meanwhile, rumours also continue about the future of Aguero’s strike-partner Diego Forlan, thought available on the market for €7m, but as with Aguero, Caminero has suggested the club would be happy to keep hold of the Uruguayan.