Benfica are 'counting on' Manchester City's former Benfica contingent to try to convince Sergio Aguero to move to Portugal upon the expiry of his contract in June, according to the latest reports from Europe on Thursday.
The legendary Argentine forward is now free to discuss his future with a number of potential suitors, after Manchester City confirmed in an official statement this week that the 32 year-old would be leaving the club this summer.
Along with a number of European football's biggest clubs, including the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, reports from Portugal suggest that Benfica have also made contact with the player and those working on the situation.
According to Record, Benfica are trying to sign Sergio Agüero and contacts with the player have already started - as well as with players close to him. It is claimed that the Portuguese club are counting on Manchester City defenders João Cancelo and Rúben Dias to try to 'convince him' to move to the club.
As part of what is described as a 'second phase', Record claim that the club will then move forward with the use of ex-Argentine representatives of the club Pablo Aimar and Javier Saviola - who have 'made themselves available', if necessary, to testify about the greatness of Benfica and its 'sporting and financial conditions'.
Record also reference a source close to the situation surrounding Sergio Agüero, who believes that the Manchester City forward will be able to sign a three-year contract with his next club, earning a total of €12 million over that period.
Sergio Aguero is believed to have been made aware of Manchester City's attentions to sign a new big-name striker this summer, with Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland at the very top of Pep Guardiola's transfer wishlist. The likes of Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaku have also been mentioned, while Lautaro Martinez is understood to have been scouted for a long period of time by the Premier League leaders.
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