Aging and more and more injury-prone, Sergio Agüero knows he is living one of his last seasons with the English club. Coming at the end of the contract, he could extend, but a recruit should normally land next summer. This could be Darwin Núñez who is currently panicking the counters with Benfica.
Manchester City are having a complicated start to the season and their attacking sector is concerned. In 8 league games, the Sky Blues have scored only 10 goals. A figure far removed from that of its competitors and which reflects the difficulties in attack of the team of Pep Guardiola, beaten this Saturday by Tottenham (0-2). Gabriel Jesus had some small physical glitches while Sergio Agüero struggled to return to the forefront. The 32-year-old Argentina striker had returned from a serious knee injury but has since suffered a strained tendon. An increasingly frequent fragility for the native of Buenos Aires.
Coming to the end of his contract on June 30, the top scorer in the history of the Cityzens is approaching the end of a love story that began in the summer of 2011. If the possibility of extending an additional season seems entirely possible, Manchester City do not want to find themselves in an overhang and will prepare for the future this summer. In addition to the Lionel Messi file which could be revived according to the decision of the FC Barcelona striker – also at the end of the contract at the end of the season – the English club is exploring a track in Portugal.
Darwin Núñez, a solution for the future
According to information from Telegraph, Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez is in Manchester City’s sights. Arrived this summer at Benfica after a good time in Almeria in the Spanish second division, the native of Artigas has already scored 5 goals and 6 assists in 11 matches. Considered the future of Uruguay at only 21 years old, Darwin Núñez is slowly taking on another dimension.
Fairly complete, the latter walks on the water at the start of the season and even wins in the selection. Arrived against 25 million euros within the club of the Portuguese capital, he saw his rating soar. It will therefore be necessary to go through the cash register for Manchester City. However, this file is for the moment considered less expensive than the tracks leading to Harry Kane (Tottenham) and Romelu Lukaku (Inter Milan). Anyway, the Sky Blues will have several months to make up their minds and thus determine who will be Sergio Agüero’s successor at Manchester City and will arrive this summer.