Aguero already eyeing titles

Aguero already eyeing titles

South American attracted by project in place at Etihad Stadium

New signing Sergio Aguero has spoken of his excitement at joining Manchester City and is confident he will soon be winning titles with his new club.

The 23-year-old became the most expensive recruit in City’s history on Thursday as he joined the Premier League outfit from Atletico Madrid in a deal thought to be worth around £38 million.

The Argentina international trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday before flying with the rest of the squad to Ireland for the Dublin Super Cup.

Aguero will not play in the tournament after a busy summer that has already seen him turn out for Argentina on home soil in the Copa America, with the striker set to make his first appearance in the Community Shield against Manchester United.


However, the striker insists he cannot wait to get started in City’s colours, stating: “I’m very happy to be here. I enjoyed my time with my colleagues today. I am just looking forward to start playing for my new club.”

Aguero went on to admit he had no set plans regarding his departure from Atletico but, once their interest became apparent, was quickly attracted to City by the project in place at the Etihad Stadium.

Indeed, having ended their 35-year wait for a trophy by winning the FA Cup last season, Aguero believes the club are more than capable of adding further titles this season.

“I was playing at the Copa America and I wasn’t thinking of other clubs,” he continued. “My agent did the work.

“I was very interested in playing here though as it’s a growing club and I hope that we can grow together.

“I think we have great players and a great team.

“I am playing at one of the best English teams at the moment and there are many things that can be achieved. We can win many titles and hopefully it will be a top year for us.”

Good friends with Tevez

Aguero’s arrival at City has placed further question marks over the future of fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez with the striker still apparently hankering after a move away from the North West.

Tevez is currently being linked with a move to Italian giants Inter Milan, but, while confirming the pair are on friendly terms, Aguero is adamant that his compatriot’s future has no bearing on his own plans.

“We are good friends and play together in the national team,” Aguero added. “But whatever he does is up to him, I just want to concentrate on playing here.

“If he is here, then that is great. If not, then I will adapt without him. Who is here and who is not does not matter, what is important is that I become part of the team. It is easy to adapt these days.”