Things could have turned out so different.
Chelsea were on verge of luring the Argentine, but then…
It has been understood that Premier League giants Chelsea had an opportunity to sign Sergio Aguero in 2010, a year before he joined Manchester City – but Chelsea’s then-captain John Terry opposed the transfer.
According to The Athletic, the Argentina international could have ended up at Stamford Bridge, as the Blues made a €35 million offer for him to Atletico Madrid. But John Terry vetoed the transfer as mentioned earlier, and the move was scuppered. The report says that Terry was not a fan of the Argentine striker, which is why he passed his opinion on to the Chelsea board to prevent the signing. In 2011, he joined Manchester City for €40 million – and the rest is history.
But Terry has hit back at the claims he effectively vetoed the deal on social media, posting on his Instagram story: “Where do these get the stories from? If they bothered calling players’ agents it would solve an awful lot of nonsense!”
The 31-year-old has made 353 appearances for the Sky Blues so far, and has scored 244 goals and recorded 71 assists across various competitions. He has also won four Premier League titles, one FA Cup, four English League Cups and three English Super Cups, and was crowned the top-scorer of the Premier League during the 2014-15 season.
During the summer, he was linked with a move away from Pep Guardiola’s side, who reportedly named an asking price of €100 million for him amidst interest from Spain and France.