Sergio Aguero’s Manchester City future remains in doubt, as Pep Guardiola contemplates making a January move for Alexis Sanchez.
Gabriel Jesus’ injury could be a significant turning point in the January transfer window. According to the Telegraph, City are discussing the possibility of bringing in Alexis Sanchez this month as vital cover for the Brazilian.
The move could have consequences for Sergio Aguero. The Argentine has said he wants to stay at Manchester City, but has admitted that his future is not in his hands.
“I have until 2020, I think,” he said, as reported in the Telegraph. “The truth is that I hope to see out my contract and I’ll try to do my best from here until the end of the season, and after that we will see what happens with me.
“Obviously my plan is not to change clubs. The truth is I’m very happy here, but as always, as I said before, the club has the last word.
“They’re the only ones who decide, because obviously the club is the one who makes the decisions, they are the ones who say you have to go or have to stay, so I’ll respect whatever they tell me.”
Aguero had been linked with a potential move to Arsenal during the summer. The move was seen as a convenient for both teams. The 29-year-old is said to have an uneasy relationship with Pep Guardiola, and that has been fuelling exit rumours this whole time.
Meanwhile, Arsenal will need a high quality replacement for Alexis. What is clear, though, is that City are very unlikely to let Aguero go in the middle of the season. That would defeat the purpose of signing Alexis Sanchez as competition and cover.
It’s also possible that City will stick with their current plan of waiting until the summer to sign the Arsenal forward on a free transfer.