The 29-year-old Argentina international became the Premier League leaders record goalscorer in Naples during the 4 – 2 Champions League victory last week, adding another to his tally from the penalty spot against Arsenal yesterday.
However, with speculation that City are to launch a bid for Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, 28, mounting, reports in Spain claim Los Blancos are determined to test the Mancunians’ determination to hold onto their talismanic striker.
Aguero is no stranger to La Liga or the Spanish capital. He made his name in European football during a five-season spell with Atletico Madrid following a reported €20m move from Independiente in his native Argentina.
Speculation was rife during the summer that Aguero was set to leave City. That intensified when he broke a rib in a car crash in Amsterdam in September, on his way back from a concert in the city.
Pep Guardiola at the time, claimed not to know his striker had made the trip but subsequently made it clear he had “no problem” with the event.
That underlined, injury aside, his place in the starting line-up is rarely under threat and with 10 goals in his 12 club games so far this season, that situation is unlikely to change.
City are certain to resist Real’s overtures if they come, in what is sure to be a benchmark decision in defining whether City are genuinely members of Europe’s elite.