Real Aguero bid is a Spain in the neck for Mancini

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ROBERTO MANCINI’S Man City prob­lems deep­ened last night af­ter it emerged he is fac­ing a des­per­ate bat­tle to stop Ser­gio Aguero from join­ing Real Madrid.

Aguero – nick­named Kun – has proved a huge hit at the Eti­had af­ter net­ting 24 goals since his club record £36mil­lion switch from Atletico Madrid last sum­mer.

But the Ar­gen­tine’s ex­ploits have alerted Span­ish gi­ants Real, with club pres­i­dent Florentino Perez now plot­ting to lure the striker back to the Con­ti­nent.

Last night the Blues made it clear that Aguero cur­rently side­lined with a blis­tered foot af­ter a freak re­ac­tion to med­i­cal treat­ment – was not for sale.

But that will make no dif­fer­ence to Perez, who is will­ing to break the bank to land the player.

Los­ing Aguero would be a huge blow to City.

Perez knows there are huge doubts over

– Mancini’s fu­ture if, as ex­pected, the Blues lose the ti­tle race to bit­ter ri­vals Man United and he wants to take full ad­van­tage of the grow­ing cri­sis.

To make mat­ters worse, Aguero’s fa­therin-law Diego Maradona reck­ons he should jump at the first chance of a move to the Bern­abeu.

The Ar­gentina leg­end in­sists Aguero made an er­ror in choos­ing the Blues over Real last sum­mer.


And Maradona said: “Kun has to play for Real Madrid.

“Even though he is fly­ing at City, the best thing would have been to sign for Madrid. “He made a mis­take. “Now, as he is do­ing so well, it will be dif­fi­cult to get him from City – but if Madrid want some­one, they get him.

“Florentino has no lim­its. It’s a ques­tion of con­vinc­ing City, but not with money be­cause they al­ready have plenty of that.”

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