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Sergio Aguero Hints He Has No Intention to Leave Manchester City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City celebrates scoring the second goal  during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow at the  Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
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Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistNovember 22, 2013

Sergio Aguero has suggested he is enjoying life under Manuel Pellegrini and hints he has no intention to leave Manchester City amidst continued reports surrounding his future.

The Argentinian striker has been consistently linked with a transfer to Real Madrid, as reported by Jeremy Cross of the Daily Star, but he indicates life at the Etihad is extremely enjoyable right now despite potential interest from abroad:

The truth is that I'm happy. The club treats me very well. It's very calm - it's different to being in Spain or Argentina.

The only thing I do is enjoy football, rest, be at home and then go out or walk around or eat in peace.

For a player, it's good not to be afraid of the madness because later, when it's time to play, it's important to have a clear head.

The former Atletico Madrid hitman is perhaps aiming a dig at the intrusive nature of Madrid's press when he speaks of his quiet life in Manchester.

The vigorous criticism directed at Gareth Bale's during his early weeks at the Bernabeu, highlighted by Telegraph Sport's report after the Welshman appeared in his first Clasico, is an example of the life Aguero would prefer to avoid.

Aguero's private life has become big news in recent times, his divorce from Giannina Maradona leading legendary father Diego to label the forward a "wimp," reported by Charles Reynolds of the Daily Mail.

Such occurrences haven't affected Aguero on the pitch. The 25-year-old has consistently performed well during City's stuttering start to the season, scoring eight goals in 10 Premier League appearances.

As reported by, Aguero also has five successful strikes in four Champions League ties and flaunts a combined total of six assists across both competitions.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Sergio Aguero of Manchester City competes with Aleksei Berezutski of CSKA during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Manchester City and CSKA Moscow at the  Etihad Stadium on November 5, 2013 in Manchester,
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The player's finishing ability ranks amongst the greatest in world football. Few others possess the same capacity to get the ball out of their feet and unleash a devastating shot, especially when allied to his speed and strength in possession.

While suited to playing in La Liga, Aguero's reported interest from Madrid resurfaces with every transfer window. Florentino Perez is believed to be looking to sign the star, with Isco mooted as a potential swap option in Cross' report.

The young Spaniard would make interesting bait for Pellegrini, who worked with Isco during his time as Malaga boss.

City were originally linked with the 21-year-old during the summer, reported by Danny Pugsley of Metro. They could see their former target—who has struggled to assert himself in Madrid—used as a makeweight in a swap deal that would see the Spanish side add Aguero to their striking options.

However, it is unlikely Pellegrini would opt to lose his main source of goals just to bring in a player he admires from a previous club.

Aguero has a huge role to play in Pellegrini's team and will need to be at his unplayable best when Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham visit the Etihad on Nov. 24.

A win against the struggling North London side would certainly help Aguero and his teammates overcome the painstaking defeat to Sunderland last time out.

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