John Terry Asked Chelsea To Make A Move For David Villa Instead Of Sergio Aguero In 2009

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Chelsea's then captain John Terry was not impressed by Aguero and he insisted the club to sign players like Villa or Ribery. Read on for more details.

Written By Abhishek Shetty | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Sergio Aguero is currently amongst one of the top-ranked strikers in the world. He has been impressive throughout his career and is enjoying his time at Manchester City. The Argentine has managed to net 244 goals in the 353 appearances he has made for the Blues. He also has four Premier League titles to his name. The 31-year-old striker is still the main man for Pep Guardiola and Manchester City. They are aiming for their third consecutive Premier League glory. However, things would have been different if John Terry would have given his thumbs up to Chelsea when they were planning to sign the Argentine. According to reports, Chelsea were very close to signing Sergio Aguero but John Terry sabotaged the deal and went in search of alternatives. 

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What Really Happened?

In 2009, Chelsea were looking to sign new players to replace their then senior attackers. Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka were both in their 30s and Chelsea were in desperate need of signing a striker. Sergio Aguero was the budding player during that time as the striker netted 19 and 17 goals in the two seasons he played for Atletico Madrid in La Liga. According to reports, Chelsea officials enquired about the striker for whom Atletico Madrid kept a £40 million price tag.

Chelsea and Atletico Madrid later faced each other in Champions League and Sergio Aguero displayed a stunning performance against the Blues. However, Chelsea's then captain John Terry was not impressed with Aguero and he insisted the club to sign players like David Villa or Franck Ribery who were available during that window. 

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But if reports are to be believed, Chelsea's manager Carlo Ancelotti was very impressed by Sergio Aguero. He once stated that Aguero would be a good match with Drogba. Ancelotti inspired Chelsea to make a move for Aguero in the January 2010 window. Chelsea made a bid of  £30 million but Atletico Madrid rejected the offer as it was £10 million lower than their expectation. Chelsea were also trying to avoid paying Sergio Aguero's manager Bruno Satin his fee of £5 million. However, the deal went off and the Blues opted for Daniel Sturridge. Manchester City then signed Sergio Aguero after a year and the rest is history. 

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