Sergio Aguero has revealed the he turned down the chance to join a host of top clubs, in order to extend his stay at Manchester City.
The Argentine international striker will forever go down in City folklore, for scoring the last-ditch goal that won the club their first Premier League title two seasons ago.
The commentators caterwauled “Ageuroooooo” has become one of the defining moments of Premier League history, and it is no surprise that a player capable of inspiring such a paroxsysm would be courted by the world’s best teams.
Real Madrid in particular were said to covet Aguero’s signature, but he insists that he is strongly committed to restoring City back to the top of English football.
Consequently, he extended his contract with the club until 2015 in May.
“One or two offers might have been around, but I was not interested in them," 25-year-old Aguero said, according to Soccernet.
Meanwhile, City may have suffered a blow in losing to Cardiff at the weekend, but Aguero still has lofty targets for the campaign.
"We want all four [trophies]," he said.
"Champions League, Premier League, Capital One Cup, FA Cup. Let's hope so.
"In 2011-12, it was great to win the title in my first year. Last season was not so good. We disappointed. We got to an FA Cup final, but that was no use because we could not carry off the trophy.”