Silly Season is already in full swing, it seems!
Tottenham Hotspur could have a very busy summer, no matter how the rest of the season shakes out. The Lilywhites have questions to answer up and down the organization, including the possibility that Jose Mourinho could be out the door.
One of those questions to answer involves the striker position, and Mike McGrath of The Telegraph is suggesting that Spurs are interested in signing Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero on a free transfer. The article is paywalled but the key information is there:
Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur are two clubs Aguero would consider and both are far from guaranteed playing among Europe’s elite in 2021/22. [...]
With his contract expiring in the summer, Aguero can talk to clubs and agree a pre-contract but his representatives are still gauging the summer transfer market.
The article does state that clubs both domestically and on the continent are interested in getting his services. Aguero has been linked to several clubs in Spain, including Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, where he could potentially link up with Lionel Messi.
Aguero has been largely absent from City’s lineup this season, only making nine appearances and scoring three goals. He was injured to start the season, then tested positive for COVID-19 in January, which kept him out of action for almost a month. Since returning to fitness after the illness, he’s made four appearances and gone the full 90 minutes against Fulham.
McGrath is a pretty decent source but this rumor is almost certainly conjecture. Spurs have to make a decision on Carlos Vinicius, who has shown to be capable in the lineup. Daniel Levy is not going to pay the buyout clause of £45m and there have been reports he is willing to offer up to £20m for the 26-year-old striker. Vinicius may want more playing time in return and Benfica may not be willing to sell him at that price either.
Aguero will be 33 in June but may have some gas left in the tank. If he’s healthy and Spurs could talk him into decent wages as backup, it’s not a bad shout.