Diego Maradona has done a lengthy interview which appears in today's newspaper edition of Marca and it was inevitable that he would be asked about Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero. Aguero is Maradona's son-in-law (although he recently split from his wife) and the legend sometimes visits Manchester to see the family and has been spotted in family restaurants, much to the surprise of locals.
When Aguero left Atletico Madrid, Maradona was disappointed he ended up at Manchester City because he'd wanted him to sign for Real Madrid and had assumed a deal was in place to make that happen. He's spoken about it several times since and still sees Aguero ending up there, thinking moving to Manchester was simply a tactic to placate Atletico.
This is now Aguero's second season and that theory of Maradona's would be crushed if he didn't move to the La Liga side at the end of the current campaign. Marca inevitably push him on this and he's as forthright about the situation as usual.
"Kun is the solution for the future of Madrid, and for Ronaldo, the perfect complement. Sergio is pure movement, while Benzema and Pipit are two tanks that may impressively drag the defence, yes, but collide with CR7. Sometimes I think we are going to have to put a traffic light there to regulate traffic between them."
Maradona probably has a point, the movement of Aguero would work well with Ronaldo and he'd probably excel at Real Madrid and prove a real benefit for the club, but surely Manchester City wouldn't agree to let him go. His contract runs until the summer of 2016, so there's no impending worry there for the Premier League champions.
Maradona acknowledged to Marca that Aguero is happy at Manchester City but he still can't let the Real Madrid thing go "It would be spectacular. I see him in Madrid, although it is true that right now he is very happy at City, very happy at the club. But if you live in Manchester it is like living in a freezer [Diego dies of laughter]."
The 'Diego dies of laughter insert is from Marca, but given how cold it is in Manchester this morning, he's got a point.
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