Atletico confident of keeping Aguero
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo expects star striker Sergio Aguero to be at the club next season despite continual transfer speculation surrounding the Argentinian.
Most of Europe's top clubs have been linked with Aguero over the last year or so but Atletico have managed to keep hold of their prized asset, whose contract buy-out clause is 60million euros.
There is sure to be more rumours about the 21-year-old this summer, but Cerezo is optimistic the former Independiente player will still be with the Europa League champions next term.
"He has a contract with us, we want him to stay and he is happy here. Only if someone comes in to pay his buy-out clause would we then have to see what he decides...I would be surprised if he wasn't here next season," said Cerezo on his club's website.
He added: "It's not in our plans to sell any player who is important to us."
With regards coach Quique Sanchez Flores, whose contract runs out this summer, Cerezo said in Marca: "The press say Quique has renewed his contract and signed for a year more. I have no idea about that, I've not spoken with him, but we hope that's the case. We want continuity.
"We are happy, we've won a title and fought for another (Copa del Rey) in a season which didn't start very well.
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