SERGIO AGUERO’S former club Independiente will launch a shock free transfer bid for the out-of-contract Manchester City star.
The iconic striker, 32, began his career with the Argentine giants and has made no secret of his desire to end his glittering career there.
Aguero will leave City this summer after ten seasons when his contract expires.
And there are plenty of big clubs in for the veteran’s coveted signature.
The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona have all been linked with Aguero, who pockets £230,000-a-week at City.
But Independiente, although they would not be able to match that sum, are eager to bring Aguero back home as soon as possible.
Boss Julio Cesar Falcioni worked with Aguero for a year before he joined Atletico Madrid in 2016.
And having just returned to Independiente, he is eager for club transfer chief Hector ‘Yoyo’ Maldonado to reunite him with Aguero this summer.
Falcioni said: “We have talked to Yoyo and he is going to call Aguero to see if he feels like coming back.
“It would be a pleasure to coach him again, but here he will not be able to sign something similar to what he earns there.
“He would be with all his friendly people again, defending the colours he loves.
“I know there is an intention to call him, to propose that he returns home, returns to his country so that he can be comfortable and help us make a bigger Independiente.
“We know each other a lot. We had a year together and we both have fond memories of that time.”