I would have picked Real over City had they bid for me, reveals Aguero
08:00 GMT, 19 September 2012
Sergio Aguero has admitted that he would have chosen a move to Real Madrid in 2011 had the Spanish giants opted to rival Manchester City's bid for his services.
Aguero – an unused substitute as City lost 3-2 to Real in the Champions League on Tuesday night – was signed from Atletico Madrid for 38million last summer and scored the goal that clinched the Premier League title for Roberto Mancini's men.
But the Argentinian has told ESPN that, contrary to reports, he would have had no problems leaving Atletico for their arch rivals had Real manager Jose Mourinho made an offer for him.
No qualms: Aguero (right) says he would have been happy to leave Atletico Madrid for Real Madrid
'If Real Madrid had been interested in me, then I would be here,' said the 24-year-old. 'I had no option but to join City.
'I want to take this opportunity to refute the information where I supposedly said that I would never play for Real Madrid because I played at Atletico. It was published in an English newspaper.'
Aguero later took to Twitter to put on record his happiness at being in Manchester, and stated his aim to win for trophies with City.
He tweeted: 'I feel comfortable and appreciated in @MCFC – it's a project I feel involved in. We want more titles and we'll get them!'
Project: Aguero is looking to win more trophies at Man City
'Just to make it clear – I'm very happy to be in @MCFC. It's the best decision I could have taken.'
Aguero is yet to make an impression this season having suffered a knee injury in the opening Premier League fixture against Southampton last month.
He had hoped to make his return in the Spanish capital but events prevented manager Roberto Mancini bringing him on.
Mancini said: 'I had two players injured, (Samir) Nasri and Maicon. I wanted to play Aguero in the last 20 minutes.'