Despite being linked with a move back to Spain with Barcelona, bwin fully expect Sergio Aguero to still be at Manchester City next season and go as short as 3/50 that the striker stays put beyond the end of the summer transfer window.
Aguero, whose dramatic last-day injury-time goal won City their first top-flight title for 44 years in 2012, endured an inconsistent time of it last season as City struggled to mount a vigorous defence of their Premier League title and underachieved badly in the Champions League under former manager Roberto Mancini.
The Argentina star scored just 17 goals in all competitions as injuries and loss of form meant he never reached the heights of his debut campaign in England.
Perhaps because of this, there have been murmurs that Aguero could be on the move for some months, especially now that new City boss Manuel Pellegrini is looking to reshape the squad he inherited from Mancini.
The Chilean certainly seems to be on the look-out for a striker, if reports linking him with moves for Fiorentina’s Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo of Sevilla are to be believed.
It is unclear how Pellegrini views Aguero fitting into his plan but Barcelona are rumoured to be planning to take the forward, who played in La Liga for Atletico Madrid before his move to Manchester, back to Spain.
The Catalans are 7/1 to clinch what would be a sensational coup this summer, meaning new customers backing it with their free £20 bet would pocket winnings of £160 if the Argentine does move to the Nou Camp.
However, the bwin bookmakers don’t envisage a transfer happening and go 3/50 that Aguero is still at the Etihad Stadium come September 4th.
Two other potential suitors of Aguero, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, are both priced up at 12/1 to sign him in the current transfer window, with anybody else upwards of 20/1.