x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Sergio Aguero wants to 'revolutionise' football

The Argentine striker wants to create a big impression in the Premier League but acknowledges he has some way to go to match Diego Maradona's greatness.

Aguero finished his medical yesterday and tweeted about his joining before his new club could.
Aguero finished his medical yesterday and tweeted about his joining before his new club could.

Sergio Aguero says that he is no match for his father-in-law, Diego Maradona, in terms of greatness, but aims to be the "Che Guevara of modern soccer".

Aguero could possibly make a surprise debut in this weekend's Dublin Super Cup.

The club are awaiting the completion of all the necessary paperwork with Atletico Madrid before signing off the reported £38 million (Dh227.8m) club record deal for the Argentina international.

The striker is looking forward to creating a big impression in the English Premier League after tweeting yesterday to confirm that he will join the Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City, while saying he hopes to one day emulate the playing success of Maradona, who is also his father-in-law and the new coach of UAE club Al Wasl.

While awaiting an official announcement from the club, expected later today, the 23 year old told The Sun newspaper: "No one will ever be exactly like Maradona again but I really think that every so often there is a total revolution in football and someone needs to be the revolutionary who starts things off. That's me."

"Maradona made some 'noise' in his day and I want to roar a bit in my day – now!

"I like tricks, I like to dazzle, I like to be able to score a goal with one leg bent round the other so that you smack the ball into the net with your wrong foot.

"Dribbling and leaving your opponent on his backside is what life is for.

"If I achieve what I want to then I'll mark a distinct era in football. I'm the Che Guevara of modern soccer."

City are expected to officially unveil Aguero later today having agreed personal terms. City supporters will hope to see him link up with compatriot Carlos Tevez in attack as they look to make their mark as serious Premier League title and Champions League contenders, alough the Eastlands captain is still holding out for a transfer back to South America so he can be closer to his wife and two daughters.

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