Football Leaks have revealed details of the transfer that took Sergio Aguero from Atletico Madrid to Manchester City and there is no ‘anti-Real Madrid’ clause.
It was speculated at the time of the 2011 deal that City were prevented from selling the Argentine to Los Blancos by a stipulation in the terms of the agreement, but Marca reports Football Leaks’ revelation confirming that isn’t the case.
Aguero cost City €36m but while both Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil had ‘anti-Barcelona’ clauses in their transfer agreements when leaving Santiago Bernabeu, there appears to have been no such clause for Aguero and Madrid.
Football Leaks also reveal Atletico are still receiving Aguero-related bonuses to this season, with Los Colchoneros due €250,000 if Aguero scores 15 goals, €1m if City win the Premier League and another €1m if they reach the Champions League final.
The bonuses are on top of the €36m fee but can’t surpass a combined €2m, Marca note.
Mundo Deportivo have used the bonus scale to work out that so far City have paid Atletico €41.25m for Aguero – the initial €36m fee and the rest in bonuses over the past four-and-a-half years.