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Premier League Transfer News: Sergio Aguero Finishes Deal to Manchester City

MADRID, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 26:  Sergio Aguero of Atletico Madrid waves to his bench during the La Liga match between Atletico Madrid and Real Zaragoza at the Vicente Calderon stadium on September 26, 2010 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Casey HewittContributor IIIJuly 27, 2011

It is finally official, Sergio "Kun" Aguero has ended the rumors with a transfer to EPL giants Manchester City.

Aguero, who will likely replace estranged striker Carlos Tevez, will reportedly join Manchester City for a $62 million transfer fee. He joins Gael Clichy and Stefan Savic as the big three transfers for City this Summer.

Aguero previously played with Atletico Madrid, scoring 74 goals in 175 appearances for the club while pairing with 2010 World Cup Golden Ball winner Diego Forlan up top. Aguero has also played for Independiente, who currently compete in the Primera Division in Argentina.

The Argentine striker has been linked with Manchester City since the news broke out that fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez desired a move away from Manchester. Aguero was flown into Manchester somewhere around 9:00 a.m. Eastern U.S. time and was confirmed to be lunching with Manchester City management sometime shortly after. Aguero then returned to the newly christened Etihad Stadium at around 1:00 p.m. Eastern U.S. time, only to be mobbed by waiting fans at the stadium.

Aguero last played in the Copa America for Argentina, scoring three goals in four games for his squad before being eliminated by the eventual champions, Uruguay. Ironically, it is his former teammate Diego Forlan who hoisted the trophy for his home squad.

By moving to Manchester City, Aguero guarantees an opportunity to play in the UEFA Champions League this season, as his new club qualified for the competition by finishing third in the 2010-11 Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether Aguero will be a good fit with his new club, but he certainly provides a lot of talent and is an insurance policy if Carlos Tevez does indeed leave Manchester City.

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