Manchester City will move for Barcelona’s Spain international forward David Villa if unsettled striker Sergio Aguero pushes to leave the Premier League champions, the
Aguero is said to be unhappy with the situation in the dressing room at City, feeling morale is low following the club’s early exit from the Champions League, with criticism from Roberto Mancini also stinging the Argentina international. Both Real Madrid and Villa’s current club Barcelona are thought to be admirers of Aguero, who would command a similar fee to the £38m City paid Atletico Madrid in 2011 if he was to leave the Etihad Stadium.
City’s hierarchy is populated by former Barcelona executives, including Txiki Begiristain and Fran Serrano, who would exploit their contacts at the Camp Nou to land Villa, with the former Valencia player said to be interested in a move to England at this point in his career.
Aguero last season scored what proved to be the title-winning goal for City, netting in injury time against Queens Park Rangers to seal a 3-2 victory and deliver the championship to the blue half of Manchester on goal difference from Manchester United.
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