Everton reportedly join Leeds in the race for striker Messi wants – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Everton want to bring Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero to Goodison Park this summer, according to Daily Star.
The 32-year-old is leaving the Etihad Stadium as a free agent at the end of the campaign, and he is not short of suitors in the Premier League and abroad.
Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Leeds United are all hoping to land Aguero should he opt to continue plying his trade in England, and the Toffees have also joined them in the race.
Barcelona and Inter Milan also want the Man City legend, with Lionel Messi keen on reuniting with his international teammate at club level.
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti wants to make a couple of marquee signings this summer to bolster his side’s top-six chances, and his club have already been linked with an interest in Barca’s Philippe Coutinho.
Landing Aguero would undoubtedly help improve the Toffees’ attack significantly, but meeting his £240,000-a-week wages could prove difficult.
As a result, they have told his representatives that they are ready to make up for that by offering him a significant signing-on fee.
Aguero joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has gone on to bag 258 goals in 386 appearances across all competitions, with 182 of those coming in the Premier League.
Everton have struggled for consistency this term, and they could do with the experience and quality of the veteran striker.
However, it could be tough to lure Aguero to Merseyside with Chelsea, Spurs, Barca and Inter keen on him.