Sergio Aguero urged to copy Carlos Tevez in swapping Manchester sides
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Sergio Aguero would be welcomed at Old Trafford by their Premier League winning ex-forward Dimitar Berbatov should he swap Manchester City for Manchester United this summer.
The 32-year-old has been backed to make the move across the city 12 years after Carlos Tevez raised eyebrows with the opposite switch before winning the league in 2011/12.
Berbatov, who joined the Red Devils from Tottenham back in 2008, has backed the Argentina forward to move to his greatest rivals as he contract enters its final few months.
Aguero will not be short of offers following the announcement that he will be a free agent after what is likely to be his fifth league title with the club.
Speaking as a Betfair ambassador, Berbatov said: “There's a lot of speculation about where he will go at the end of the season, I would absolutely take him at Manchester United. Despite his connection to City and everything he has done there he is a player you can not hate.
“It's painful for City but if they are letting him go then they are deciding that he has past his peak and they will have someone to replace him. He's still only 32, I left United at 31 and Rooney left at 31 but it's a different time now and a player like Aguero can still do a lot of damage for a club like United.
“He knows how to save his strength, he knows how and when to attack and when to wait for the right moment, look at how Cavani and Ibrahimovic are performing, they are still making a big impact.
“I think Aguero would be a good addition to United but I can't see it happening because of his loyalty to City. He is still capable of scoring goals and causing damage, but there maybe other younger strikers out there worth chasing ahead of him.”
Before adding when asked how the player might react to an offer: “I think Aguero would feel strange going to United, but I was there when his countryman Carlos Tevez left us to join City.
“It was a surprise for me and everyone else at the club to see Carlos go to City, maybe it was for some kind of statement to United, you could say revenge.
“These days it's not too unusual to see players move to their rival clubs, it's business at the end of the day and for Aguero it's his choice where he goes next, he doesn't have anything to prove to anyone.”
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Aguero said of his upcoming departure: “When a cycle comes to an end, many sensations arise. A huge sense of satisfaction and pride remains in me for having played with Manchester City for a whole ten seasons – unusual for a professional player this day and age.
“Ten seasons with the major achievements, throughout which i was able to become to the top historic goalscorer and forging an indestructible bond with all those who love this club – people who will always be in my heart.
“I was to join during the reconstruction era of 2011, and with the guidance of the owners and the contributions of many players, we earned a place among the greatest of the world.”
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