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Sergio so sure that he'll stay

  • 13 April 2012 08:38
  • Posted by Peter Ferguson

Cracking news for Blues, if not for Diego Maradona. The Hand of God will not be in a good mood this morning after Sergio Aguero insisted he is happy to stay at the Etihad Stadium.

His father-in-law, once the best footballer on the planet, has said once or 20 times that Kun should go to Real Madrid, who would love the Argentina ace to lead their line. Allegedly.

But Sergio's latest interview, in the wake of that fine two-goal performance against West Brom, leaves no room for doubt whatsoever, Diego. Read it and weep. and others report that, "when asked if there was any truth in the rumours (of a move), Aguero said: 'No no, all of that, no.

"'The truth is that I am happy here, happy with my fellow players and the rest of the staff. The only thing I have to do is enjoy playing football.

"'I hardly ever do interviews. Sometimes I have to get in touch to deny or correct the claims but I can't dispel every claim that is written about me.

I repeat that I am very happy here and they invent things to try to compromise me

Best stay out of Diego's way for a while, eh, he can get a bit tetchy these days ...

Over at The Guardian, Jamie Jackson reports that "Mario Balotelli will stay for the next two years despite his controversial season at the club, according to his agent Mino Raiola".

He quotes Signor Raiola on Sky Italia, a channel we don't get here in Beswick: "I have talked with Mario and Mancini, there was a moment of tension but now the situation is calmer.

"Mario has understood his errors. He is special in every way. Sometimes he makes mistakes without meaning to. Manchester City do not intend to sell him.

"He must grow here, then in one or two years we'll see. He must stay here. It is not true he is unhappy. When he leaves England he will do it as a winner."


Lest we forget, there is still a title race being run. The Mail sifts through the aftermath of what they dub Wacky Wednesday, with Andy Townsend's take worth considering.

The former Chelsea midfielder reckons it isn't over: "It will hinge on whether City can beat United on April 30. City have to start applying pressure again - and they have the opportunity to do that from tomorrow.

"If they beat Norwich and then win at Wolves, they can start asking questions of United, who face Everton in a difficult game at Old Trafford before the derby."

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