Sergio Aguero: Can Manchester United Nab Another Sensation?

Edward QuinnCorrespondent IJune 7, 2008

He's 20 years old, he has a brilliant left foot and lots of pace and has attracted the attention of top European football clubs such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Inter Milan.

And now rumors are spreading that Manchester United are planning to raid Atletico Madrid for the wonderkid who is Sergio Aguero.

People and critics were wondering if Atletico were going to be reeling after the big-money sale of Fernando Torres. Instead they haven't.

And this guy's why.

After moving out of Torres' shadow when the striker moved to Anfield, Aguero has been an outstanding player for Atletico Madrid this season, partnering Diego Forlan up front in a new and exciting partnership, one that became one of the most feared partnerships in Europe.

That's why he was the third highest goalscorer in La Liga this season, with 19 goals.

He has pace, bundles and bundles of it, and one of the most deadly left-boots in the world today. His small size underpins his lightning acceleration and deadly goal-scoring ability to match.

No wonder "El Kun" was picked to play by his former club Independiente at the tender age of just 15 years and 35 days in 2003, breaking a much-vaunted record, previously held by one of the greatest players ever, as one of the youngest players ever to kick a football in a competitive match.

The record held by the legendary Maradona.

No wonder Atletico Madrid were willing to cough up £13.78 million in May 2006 to bring the striker in.

After a dreary first season in the shadow of Torres, Aguero has been one of Europe's top players this season. Look at the awards he has won this season!

The Antonio Puerta Award for the Best "La Liga" player for the 2007-2008 season, Tuttosport Golden Boy 2007 and FIFA's Young Player of the Year 2007.

After the circulating rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo's future at United, Aguero is being lined up as a possible replacement for the Portuguese winger if he makes a big money move to Real Madrid this summer.

And if Ronaldo does decide to stay, Aguero could still come to Old Trafford as they are known to be great admirers of his ability.

As a Manchester United fan, I would love Ronaldo to stay. But I have been taking an interest in Aguero for a while now. Even if Ronaldo left for Real Madrid, I would be satisfied if we brought Aguero in to cover for him.

But the best result is if we had both of these world-class players at United playing for one of the greatest teams in the world!

Watch out Europe, for the name of Sergio Aguero is not one that you will forget that easily, if at all.