How John Terry blocked Sergio Aguero from making Chelsea move

How John Terry blocked Sergio Aguero from making Chelsea move

Former Chelsea skipper John Terry was against the signing of Sergio Aguero at Stamford Bridge back in 2009 due to concerns about his movement in the box as a striker.

At the time, Chelsea were having an aging striking department with talisman Drogba and the previous season's top scorer Nicolas Anelka both over 30 years old.

Former Atletico Madrid forward, Aguero looked to fit the bill at that time having scored 19 and 17 goals in his previous two La Liga campaigns, to go alongside healthy returns in the Champions League and UEFA Cup.

According to The Athletic, Chelsea made their first inquiry for Aguero two years before he joined City, though were initially put off by the transfer fee and salary demands.

The then Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti sought the influence of captain John Terry about the transfer but the former England international was unimpressed by Aguero’s movement and passed on his critique to Chelsea’s hierarchy.

Terry suggested that the club should sign David Villa who was still at Valencia at the time but the Spaniard moved to Barcelona.

Ironically, Aguero had scored twice against a Terry-led Chelsea defense with Atletico before moving to City and has been prolific against the west Londoners ever since, scoring 15 times against the Blues in 18 appearances.