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Fernando Gago: Sergio Aguero Would Be Quality Addition to Any Side

Abhishek Iyer
1.20K   //    01 Jul 2011, 02:52 IST

Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago has said that Sergio Ageuro would be a valuable addition to any squad, but stressed that the time wasn’t right to talk about transfers with the Copa America looming large. He gave the fellow Argentine a glowing review nonetheless, and said that he would be a perfect fit for any team, including Madrid.

Gago bigs up Sergio Aguero

Aguero has been closely monitored by several clubs this summer and has his sights set on a move away from the Vicente Calderon. Juve and Madrid have in particular expressed their interest over procuring the striker’s services. Gago certainly gave a resounding recommendation from his side for Aguero.

When he talked to media outlet AS, he bigged up Aguero but advocated caution at this time because of the imminence of the Copa America. He said-

“Aguero is a player who could contribute a lot to any team in my opinion. It’s not the right time to talk about it though. We’re focused on the Copa America now,”

Gago was a much sought after player a couple of years ago, and was brought to Madrid for a hefty sum of 18 million pounds amidst much fanfare and hype, as most Madrid signings are. The former Boca Juniors man started his Los Blancos career quite brightly, putting in many eye catching performances and justifying his price tag.

However, as time went by, Gago failed to acclimatise himself to Madrid’s style of play and was pushed down the pecking order fairly quickly. He rarely got chances to perform and was shuttled regularly between the first team and the reserves. The unlucky midfielder was then struck by a succession of injuries escalating in severity, and that restricted his role in the team further. With Jose Mourinho expected to beef up the midfield further this summer, opportunities at Madrid look bleak for Gago.

However, he moved to quell some of the fan unrest coming his way after it was reported that he said Barcelona were the best team in the world and the Madrid fans were deluding themselves by not accepting that fact. He said that he had been taken out of context and grossly misquoted; and advised fans to refer to the video to get the proper context. He said-

“My words were misinterpreted. What I said can be seen on video to clear up this misunderstanding,”

It remains to be seen whether Gago stays at Madrid next season, or if Aguero arrives at the Bernabeu. Stay tuned for more on both fronts.

Abhishek Iyer
24 year old, short term pessimist and long term optimist gooner. If you read any of my stuff and come to the conclusion that I know nothing about football, we\'ve finally reached an agreement.
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