Revealed: How a former Chelsea player blocked Chelsea from signing Aguero

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Every Chelsea fan will tell you that Sergio Aguero is one of the strikers they hate to face in the Premier League. Since moving to the Premier League, Sergio Aguero has been one of the best strikers in the league and has remained so ever since with consistent performances year after year.

Before Aguero signed for the Citizens in 2011, Chelsea had first been linked with the Argentine and rumours at the time strongly linked him with a Chelsea move, but the deal never went through.

There haven’t been much light shed on why Chelsea missed out on Aguero, but a report by The Athletic claims that former Chelsea skipper John Terry played a part in ensuring that the Argentine wasn’t signed by the club.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea made their first enquiry for Aguero two years before he joined City, though were initially put off by the transfer fee and salary demands, that was in 2009.

In 2011, Carlo Ancelotti was in charge of Chelsea at the time and was keen on signing Aguero, but Chelsea captain John Terry, along with a number of key personnel at the time, wielded a huge amount of influence and reportedly vetoed the deal.

According to the report, Terry was not a fan of the Argentine having played against him twice in the Champions League and believed that David Villa would have been a better signing.

David Villa eventually left Valencia for Barcelona, while Chelsea missed out on Aguero.

Since signing for City in 2011, Aguero has been one of the Premier League’s all-time most prolific players, scoring 173 goals – he is just two goals behind Thierry Henry in sixth place, and four behind Frank Lampard. What a signing he’d have been for Chelsea!

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