Aguero’s father reveals Chelsea and Arsenal tried to sign striker

Sergio Aguero’s father has said that both Chelsea and Arsenal were interested in signing his son prior to his recent move to Barcelona.

The Argentine striker has left Manchester City, where he was not offered a new deal, having been linked with several clubs.

Those clubs included the Blues and Gunners, who are both keen to add to their attacking options.

And Leonel El Castillo, who also acts as his son’s agent, says a move to London was an option.

“My son was waiting right up to the last moment to renew with City but it didn’t happen,” he told Radio La Red, as reported by the Mail.

“He didn’t know what was going to happen with his future. There were several clubs interested in signing him.

“Arsenal were interested in him and Chelsea to the last minute. If he didn’t stay in England, it was going to be Italy or Spain.”

Aguero’s move means he is set to link up with fellow Argentina star Lionel Messi.

El Castillo said: “He is happy right now after signing for Barcelona. I see him happy. He’s been friends with Lionel Messi since they were 15 and they’ve always talked.

“It looks like Messi is going to stay at Barcelona so they’re going to play together.”