Manchester City are bracing themselves for the loss of their leading marksman this summer, as Real Madrid weigh up a move for diminutive goal-getter Sergio Aguero, according to Spanish publication Marca.
This, however, is the mere tip of a colossal transfer iceberg that’s got cruiser liner captains around the Mediterranean glued to their radars, taking brief breaks to curse the unlikely occurrence of a giant frozen structure floating around in southern Europe.
Climate change is one mooted explanation, but the ecosystem-altering ramifications of a potential triangle of switches that the Argentine’s move to the Bernabeu will spark is a far more likely culprit.
Aguero’s compatriot Angel Di Maria will be shipped out to accommodate the Man City man’s Madrid second-coming, with Monaco set to snap up the industrious winger.
How will the billionaire-backed principality club afford such a talent you ask? Easy – they’re going to sell Radamel Falcao to City.
This expensive game of musical chairs ends with everybody winning…well, maybe not Monaco, whose ranks will be shorn of a world-class striker and left with Dimitar Berbatov in charge of attack spearheading.
That, however, is Claudio Ranieri’s quandary, not ours and Marca’s reason for suggesting the Italian is set to lose his chief goalscoring force is that they snapped his boss, Dmitry Rybolovlev, in a meeting with Man City director of football Txiki Begiristain and the fattest cat at Real, Florentino Perez, in the Spanish capital.
Colombian hitman Falcao was also present for the chinwag, with several domestic news sources linking the currently-injured poacher with a move to the Etihad this summer.
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