In the week that follows the announcement of Sergio Aguero's Manchester City departure at the end of the season, there has been some interesting noises coming out from the Argentine's camp regarding possible interest from Chelsea and the manner in which the decision over the player's future was made.
The days that followed the club's official announcement were rife with speculation surrounding Sergio Aguero and where his future could lie after the current season, with the likes of Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter all linked with a move.
However, one club that has surprised many is fellow Premier League giants Chelsea - who could provide Aguero with a rare opportunity to remain in the English top-flight for a short while beyond his Manchester City years.
Speaking on the latest episode of the 'Why Always Us' podcast by the Athletic, journalist Sam Lee has provided some interesting information on the situation surrounding Aguero, firstly addressing the idea of him remaining in the Premier League.
Lee said, "From what I've heard, he's not going to... he's not going to go to another Premier League team, partly because he doesn't want to."
Lee continued by discussing the line from within the Sergio Aguero camp, which seems to be placing a lot of the weight of the decision to let the Argentine leave the club upon head coach Pep Guardiola.
"The noises coming out of the Aguero camp... they're not happy. They're making out that it's not [Manchester] City's decision, it's Pep's, and that Aguero's pissed off. Basically, it wasn't his decision, it wasn't City's decision, it was Guardiola's decision."
"All moves are on the table, even when I was like 'yes but surely not Premier League clubs', they were like, 'all moves are on the table' - the words they used were, 'he wouldn't be betraying anyone if he went to a Premier League club'."
On the topic of possible interest from fellow Premier League side Chelsea, it was said, "The message was, 'we've seen a lot written over the last few days, and this is the truth'."
Despite the tone coming from within the environment of Sergio Aguero, Sam Lee believes it is difficult to comprehend a scenario where the player was surprised by the decision and shocked upon being informed.
Sam Lee continued, "Maybe it is the truth, but I find it difficult that it is, from what I've heard anyway, because as far as I know it wasn't sprung on Aguero - he'd been expecting this since January."
"I only heard that in the start of March, where I said I think it's likely that he leaves in the summer. So I'd kind of got to that stage of thinking he's going to go here. So I don't think it was a surprise to him like it's being made out now."
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