Man City look to Argentine Serie A striker to replace Aguero

Reports from Calcio Mercato, an Italian outlet, say that Man City are preparing to replace Sergio Aguero. That player could be Serie A’s, Lautaro Martinez.

When Vincent Kompany departed the Etihad, a replacement wasn’t found. Pep Guardiola won’t want to make that mistake again.

Sergio Aguero is still a man who is on top of his game. He’s had another great start to the Premier League.

However, he is now 31 years old. There will be a time when a replacement will be required. Recruiting now wouldn’t be a bad idea.

While 22-year-old Inter Milan Star, Martinez is a great option, he also has a hefty release clause in his contract.

Although, if the transfer was to go ahead, here’s a little more about the centre forward…

Background

The Argentine is a comfortable centre forward with a great work ethic. He’s already being compared to Sergio.

He’s only experienced as a centre forward but it’s the most effective position for him. The early stages of this season have seen him score two goals and provide one assist already.

Comparison

There’s a big age difference when you think about experience and style of play. However, Guardiola has spoken to Aguero in the past about his work rate and desire to pass the ball.

Martinez has proven that he wouldn’t have a problem with that. To add to this comparison, WhoScored.com have Aguero’s shot per game rate at 3.8%.

While Martinez comes in at 3.6%. That’s very close especially with age and experience considered. Overall, Aguero has a total average of 7.74% and Martinez has a rating of 7.01%. THERE’S not that much of a difference.