Chelsea targeted Sergio Aguero prior to Man City signing – John Terry advised against transfer

Former Chelsea captain John Terry advised the club NOT to sign Sergio Agüero before the Argentine joined Manchester City, according to The Athletic.

Sergio Agüero signed for Manchester City in the summer of 2011, but new reports reveal he was previously a target for Chelsea- before their skipper stepped in.

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At the time, Carlo Ancelotti was manager at Stamford Bridge as the club tried to negotiate the capture of the forward, who was impressing at Atletico Madrid. But Terry, having played multiple times against the now-City legend in the Champions League, was apparently unimpressed.

The Athletic says Terry didn’t think Agüero’s movement was good enough and his influence around the club, at the time, was one of the reasons why the Blues pulled out of negotiations. It’s worth noting, however, that the wage demands and transfer fee were also not to Chelsea’s taste.

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The report goes on to mention that Terry suggested David Villa as a replacement. Chelsea missed out on the Spaniard, who moved to Barcelona under Pep Guardiola instead, while Agüero went on to score fifteen goals against Terry’s former side.

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