Sergio Agüero: Where Does The Argentinian Prodigy's Future Lie?

Manuel TraqueteSenior Analyst IAugust 3, 2010

It was bound to happen eventually: Atletico Madrid has become too small for such a huge talent.

Now, it's only a matter of time until Kun Agüero is signed by a top European club. As it should be expected, many clubs have shown interest in arguably the most talented young player in world football.

Maradona's heir and son-in-law has recently been linked with Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Inter Milan.

A move to Barcelona seems out of the question (which is a shame, as a partnership between Messi and Agüero could have been something monumental) after the culés signed Villa.

Last summer, Agüero was about to move to Chelsea and it seems that they're still interested in the Argentinian rising star. Anelka isn't getting any younger and Agüero would be a valuable addition to Carlo Ancelotti's squad. A partnership between Drogba and Agüero could definitely wreak havoc in both the Premier League and the Champions League. Agüero's speed and technique and Drogba's strength and goal-scoring ability would undoubtedly be a deadly combo.

Same could be said, evidently, about a Rooney/Agüero partnership. With Berbatov failing to live up to expectations and Michael Owen constantly sidelined by injuries, Alex Ferguson is on the market trying to find a partner for Wayne Rooney. Frankly, I can't see anyone better than Agüero for that job.

Signing Agüero would give Manchester United or Chelsea an edge both in the Premier League race and in the Champions League.

As for the other English club interested in Sergio Agüero, Manchester City, I just don't see how a move could be beneficial for Agüero. City's project doesn't seem to be solid enough. They have the money but, and I might be wrong, they don't seem to be heading in the direction of success and trophies. It wouldn't be a good move for Agüero.

A couple of years ago, Rafael Benitez missed the chance of signing Agüero for a 13,5 million fee (he then thought it was too big a risk to take). He made a mistake and he now seems interested in signing the Argentinian prodigy. The problem is that now it will cost him at least 40 million.

Apparently, a move to the Champions League winners would be beneficial for any player, but I don't think Italian football is the best fit for Agüero's style. It wouldn't be a bad move, but I'd rather see him in England. Of course Inter could only benefit from Agüero's talent. An attacking trio with Eto'o, Milito and Agüero could take Inter far.

It all depends on which club will come up with the money (because Atletico isn't going to sell their most prized asset cheap) and, of course, Agüero will have the final word about his future.

The sky is the limit for the 22-year-old Argentine, who has often been compared to the likes of Messi and Maradona. Messi has even said that Agüero could have had a big impact if he had been given more playing time at the 2010 World Cup.

After shining for five years in Madrid, it's time for "El Kun" to take his talents elsewhere and fulfill his destiny by taking the football world by storm and becoming one of the best players in the world.