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Bring On The Revolution: Kun Aguero Is Manchester City's Che Guevara

by Stephen Tudor
29 July 2011 13 Comments

After a relatively quiet summer suddenly Manchester City are flexing their spending power and bringing one of the world's most exciting talents to the Premier League. You're welcome.

Now I’m not going to declare that the arrival of Sergio Aguero will make Manchester City league champions next May. I’ve been castigated on here before for such mischievous hyperbole. However, let’s suppose – and it’s a reasonable assumption – that no European club can stretch to the bank-busting figure of fifty million to take Carlos Tevez a teensy bit closer to his beloved Argentina before the transfer window shuts. Let’s suppose the home-sick warrior king of Eastland stays. Tevez, despite his exasperating personality flaws, is by no means a sulker on the pitch. He will graft and prowl and terrorize unabated. Only now he will have his Albiceleste striking menace Aguerro alongside him, a kindred spirit from the Barrio and a compatriot in goals.

With Balotelli and Dzeko in the wings – and against inferior fare at home on the wings – that is a forward line that can win trophies through firepower alone. It’s an eye-watering, mouth-drooling array of talent, predatory guile and virtuosity that makes your season ticket and Sky subscriptions worth the fees at a stroke. You’re welcome. We’re not just there for the jibes and disgruntlement. We care.

Kun is an explosion of pace and trickery – David Silva on speed – and the interplay between these two magicians in particular is a trouser-tightening prospect. In mind as well as physical velocity finally we have quicksilver to benefit from quick Silva. He also shares a similar appearance to the beguiling Spaniard and many blues – myself included – are suddenly conflicted in our long-held man-crush for our impish schemer. Forgive me David, you’re still my number one but you now have a rival for my bromantic affections. How could you not when the new hair-flowing Latin charmer in town utters these words on his arrival – “In Madrid I played for the local team. Real had supporters from all over the world. I am happy to play for the local team again.” Such words make you an instant legend around these parts even if they do probably originate from a savvy PR man.

Yet Aguerro, in my opinion at least, is still not the final missing piece in the Manchester City jigsaw.

The Argentine also, rather magnificently, described himself as the ‘Che Guevara of modern football’. It seems the City revolution has found it’s revolutionary.

Yet Aguero, in my opinion at least, is still not the final missing piece in the Manchester City jigsaw. He is the latest fantasy signing – admittedly a far more potent prospect than a couple of the other dream recruits of recent years and a dazzling explosion of ability that will surely ignite us to another level – but City still lack that creativity in the centre of the park that a player in the Fabregas mould could provide. We have an abundance of conjuring acts in the final third but no-one playing the magician’s assistant. Except Gareth Barry and to be frank I’d prefer Debbie McGee.

If and when Bobby Manc attracts such a player to his City project then there will be no further quibbling in my opening statements and I will happily declare us champions elect for many years to come.

Nonetheless today’s £35 million signature in exchange for edge-of-your-seat excitment from one of the best, most dangerous strikers in the world today – someone his former gaffer at Athletico Madrid describes as ‘the complete player’ – is a hugely galvanising moment for all blues after a relatively quiet summer thus far. It is also a transfer that possibly brings a significant bonus attached. Aguero is the son-in-law of God, which means that not only does his two-year-old son Benjamin have Kun as a father but also the great Diego as his granddaddy. The lad is paddling in quite some gene pool.

So welcome to Manchester Kun. Let’s hope that the club shop offers you a complimentary City rattle for your little one and he grows up a blue. To make the bright blue skies of our future even more dazzling yet.

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Lee 9:51 am, 29-Jul-2011

Pretty sure that he said the "che guevara" quote had nothing to do with him, something the sun conjured up. Nonetheless, an amazing signing for City.

Jordan 11:15 am, 29-Jul-2011

Good article!

Rick 11:38 am, 29-Jul-2011

Haven't we heard this before. How many duds has City signed in the past? Should be an interesting season though. The most interesting it has ever been for a long time.

Murray 11:44 am, 29-Jul-2011

would be good if you could spell his name correctly! A g ü e r o

Beswick City, Council House, Eastlands 1:54 pm, 29-Jul-2011

You'd better hope Tevez doesn't stay, because the £20 million a year wages and amortisation from the Aguero deal is going to cripple you if you don't make some money back. And of course Aguero's wages count immediately towards FFP whereas Tevez's didn't. You definitely have some serious book balancing to do which will be made worse if Tevez stays until next summer and invokes article 17.

Cantona7 5:33 pm, 29-Jul-2011

If Tevez stays City will win the title this season.

william rickson 5:50 pm, 29-Jul-2011

not you again it wont cripple us it will just stop us playing champoins league at worse and its 2 years off anyway you saying you no more than cook etc etc

Beswick City, Council House, Eastlands 6:15 pm, 29-Jul-2011

One thing is for sure william, I know so much more than you about it that it's scary, and don't base my entire argument on some fantasy going on in my head like you do. The fact is that this Aguero deal on it's own virtually wipes out the entire Etihad sponsorship, because even if you were paid £40 million a year from the start, you will of course be paying tax on it, and you also have to pay the council £4 million a year for the next 5 years. And you will have employee contributions to make on Aguero's wages which may add it up to 25% onto his salary, plus amortisation. That's it. Gone. And you're almost certainly weaker now than you were last season with Tevez!

Gainsbourg69 2:15 am, 30-Jul-2011

Mancini will never abandon his ultra defensive formation. This means Aguero will be upfront by himself with no one to link up with because his teammates will be dropping back in two banks of four. Also, he's no Tevez, so you won't be seeing him run around pressuring players like Carlitos does. Until you get rid of Mancini I don't see this City team going anywhere.

saiii 1:19 pm, 30-Jul-2011

i agree to an extent..but city requires some creative spark.. all players are dependent on each other..!!

condescending 6:43 pm, 30-Jul-2011

Liening Kun Aguero, a player bought for 38million pounds by Man City, to Che Guevara is an insult to El Che and all he stood for. Too far mate, too far.

Stephen Tudor 1:50 am, 31-Jul-2011

Wasnt me doing the likening Condescending. Was the player himself. Though his words have since been attributed to a Twitter spoof.

william rickson 10:51 pm, 1-Aug-2011

One thing is for sure william, I know so much more than you about it that it's scary, i dont think you do but even if you do you dont no more than the people who work at city and don't base my entire argument on some fantasy going on in my head like you nothing i say is fantasy The fact is that this Aguero deal on it's own virtually wipes out the entire Etihad sponsorship, because even if you were paid £40 million a year from the start, you will of course be paying tax on it, only if we make profit and its a 300 - 400 million deal aurgro is 40 million plus wages over 5 years and you also have to pay the council £4 million a year for the next 5 years. dont desupte that never have And you will have employee contributions to make on Aguero's wages which may add it up to 25% onto his salary, again dotn disagree tho im not sure how much players get in pensions and contributions epscialy given there large salrries and short playing carrears allowing them to make kmoney after and get pensions there and there short times at clubs plus amortisation. again i dont disagree tho amortisation is the contract so you carnt double count it like you seme to be ie 40 million in amortisation and 40 million again as the fee That's it. Gone. you for get other sources of income And you're almost certainly weaker now than you were last season with Tevez! how do you no one you dont no how good aurgro is for sure 2 we have tevez three we might get some more player 4 we have added other players 5 we have improved with out adding anyway by team spirt and teactic and gelling

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