Atletico Madrid target former striker Sergio Aguero

Atletico Madrid are targetting a move for former striker Sergio Aguero as they prepare for life without Antoine Griezmann who is expected to join up with Barcelona this summer.

Sergio Aguero Manchester City
Atletico Madrid sold Sergio Aguero to Manchester City in 2011 for £38m

Catalan based media outlet Mundo Deportiva is reporting that Sergio Aguero former club Atletico Madrid are eyeing a summer swoop for the Argentine striker should Antoine Griezmann leave for Barcelona this summer.

The 29-year-old Argentina international striker was sold by Atletico Madrid in 2011 to Manchester City for a club record fee of £38m at the time.

This season has seen Kun Aguero score 21 goals for City. However, his season has been dogged by injury and seen Pepe Guardiola prefer to play youngster Gabriel Jesus in his three-man attack.

If an acceptable offer is received then the City board will not hesitate in selling on the player who will turn 30 before the World Cup kicks off in Russia.

It now seems Diego Simeone has made the former striker his first choice once Griezmann departs. During his first spell at Atletico, Aguero managed to make 175 appearances, scoring 143 goals between 2006-2011. He was signed from Independiente in 2006 for €20m.

If he does make a move back to Atleti then he will be the third striker in two-years to make a return to his former club. In 2016 Atletico re-signed Fernando Torres from AC Milan, and only last season they signed Diego Costa back from Chelsea.

It could bring to an end a very successful spell in England at Manchester City, where the striker has won three Premier League titles since joining in 2011. He has made a total of 206 appearances, scoring 143 goals.

Aguero will also be hoping to put on an impressive show at this summers World Cup in Russia where he is surely going to be part of Argentina’s final 23-man squad.