Swapping Sanchez with Aguero a bad deal, Silvestre tells Arsenal
Arsenal swapping contract rebel, Alexis Sanchez for Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero may not be a good deal.
That is according to former Arsenal defender, Mikael Silvestre, who doubts Aguero would even want to move to the Emirates.
Reports today claim the Gunners have held discussions with Manchester City over a straight swap with Sanchez and the Argentina star.
Sanchez’s current Arsenal contract is up at the end of next season and he has been heavily linked with a move to City and German champions, Bayern Munich.
Silvestre can see Sanchez completing a move to the Etihad to have a reunion with Pep Guardiola, who managed him at Barcelona. But he thinks Aguero’s poor injury record in recent years means his old side would come out of the deal second best.
“Is it a good switch?” Silvestre said on talkSPORT. “It’s difficult to say right now because Aguero, injuries, he’s been plagued by a few.
“Arsenal already have a lot of injuries to deal with, you don’t want to add one of those again. Straight switch is a weird situation I think for Alexis Sanchez, maybe he wants to play with Pep Guardiola, so you could see that happening. But for Aguero to come to north London, I would be surprised to be honest. I would be surprised.”
According to reports, Arsenal and Manchester City have held talks over a deal that would see Sanchez and Aguero swap clubs.
Daily Star reports that Pep Guardiola has been chasing Sanchez and has made him his number one priority. Arsenal would need a replacement and Aguero could be ideal.
Aguero has had injury issues but when fit, he is the best forward in the Premier League.
Arsenal have said that they would rather sell Sanchez abroad than to a rival but a deal like this could be the sort of thing to change that stance.
Sanchez has just a year left on his current deal and does not look any closer to extending his stay. If Arsenal do not sell him this summer then they could well lose him on a free in a year’s time.
Aguero has seen his place in City’s team come under question since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.