Manchester City are looking at Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku and Southampton’s Danny Ings to replace veteran forward Sergio Aguero. Aguero, 32, has played over 250 games for the citizens, scoring 211 goals in return. He is also the club’s all-time top scorer.
The Argentine, however, hasn’t been able to play much in what has been an injury-riddled season for the forward. Aguero has played only 5 times this season and with his contract set to expire this summer, Manchester City are looking at options to replace the star forward.
While City have been linked with the likes of Messi, Mbappe, Haaland, and others, The Athletic reporter David Ornstein believes the four-time Premier League winners are looking at Romelu Lukaku and Danny Ings to lead their attack in the coming seasons.
Lukaku has been enjoying life with Inter scoring 54 times in 78 games as the Italian giants look to end Juventus’ dominance and win their first scudetto in more than ten years. The Belgium international has also had successful PL stints at West Brom, Everton, and Manchester United scoring more than 100 PL goals in his eight-year spell in England. This makes the Anderlecht academy product a prime target for City to replace Aguero.
Another name on this list is Danny Ings who has been enjoying his time at Southampton. The England international has been in great scoring form since his move to Southampton from Liverpool averaging 0.33 goals per game. He had his best season last year scoring 25 goals in 44 games for the Saints.
The deal for these two strikers can however prove to be difficult as both the players have played to City’s direct rivals in the past. Reports say, Aguero, who has been linked with a move to Barcelona, is waiting for a contract offer from the citizens, where he spent nine seasons since moving from Atletico Madrid.
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