Manchester City Transfer News: City Sign Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid

Nate KahnContributor IIIJuly 27, 2011

MONACO - AUGUST 27:  Sergio Aguero celebrates after the second goal during the UEFA Super Cup between Inter and Atletico Madrid at Louis II Stadium on August 27, 2010 in Monaco, Monaco.  (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)
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Manchester City are putting the finishing touches on a deal to bring in Argentine forward Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid.

Aguero had expressed his desire in May to leave the club after five seasons with them.

Amazingly, Aguero will be going into his 10th season of professional football next year, at the age of just 23.

The deal is expected to cost City around £35 million. With the arrival of one Argentine, it will most likely hasten the departure of another Argentine.

That of course is Carlos Tevez, who has expressed his desire to leave the club.

City hope that Aguero will be the prolific goal-scorer they desperately need. Despite the abundance of talent in their squad, they are thin up front.

Tevez is almost surely on his way out, and Dzeko has failed to live up to his hype. Also, despite the potential that Mario Balotelli has, his volatile personality makes him unpredictable on the pitch.

Aguero has scored at least twenty goals in every season with Atletico except for his first one. He should be able to produce similar results with City, if not better.

It will obviously take Aguero time to get comfortable with a new league and new teammates.

However, once he is able to settle in with his new club, he will able to provide City with what they are looking for.

Aguero did have an extremely talented partner with Atletico in Diego Forlan, but this will be by far the most talented club team he has ever played on.

As a result, he should flourish at Manchester City and help to end their problems up front.