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Media watch: Second striker role for Aguero?

MEDIA WATCH: Sergio Aguero dominates the back pages.

MEDIA WATCH: Sergio Aguero dominates the back pages.

Sergio Aguero’s versatility combines with two transfer rumours from the continent to form the Manchester City review of the newspapers this Wednesday morning.

We begin with our No.10, who has spoken of the various roles he believes he’s capable of fulfilling in the Blues’ forward line.

Picked up by numerous news outlets, Stuart Brennan takes up the story for the Manchester Evening News, as the Argentine reflects on how his position has altered slightly since arriving at the Etihad Stadium six years ago.

“At Atletico and Independiente as a youngster, I always played as a second striker,” Aguero is quoted as saying.

“I knew I needed to be in and around the box and I started to enjoy being closer to the penalty area.

“When you score goals, you always enjoy it. People don't know, they think that I'm a number nine, but I think I've only become a number nine over the last two-and-a-half years at City.

“Manuel Pellegrini often played me as a lone striker and it's been the same under Pep.

“I've been adapting to it over the last two-and-a-half years. Maybe people look at my goals and say, 'What a No 9!'”

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On to the subject of transfer gossip now and Ajax’s Kasper Dolberg has quashed rumours he is set to leave the Amsterdam Arena, claiming it is too soon for him to be thinking of a move to the likes of City.

Goal (via FourFourTwo) report the quotes from the young forward, which read: “No, it’s too big a step to go to City or United now.

“It’s important to keep on playing, as I don’t know what could happen in the future.

“I have not got a dream league. It’s important which kind of club is keen - in terms of playing style and also how it is at the club.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail suggest the much talked about Kylian Mbappe of Monaco will be watched by a host of clubs – including City – when the Ligue 1 outfit face Juventus in the Champions League semi-final.

The Mail’s Matt Barlow writes: “Once again, the world's wealthiest football clubs are fuelling the executive jets and launching their top talent-spotters in the direction of Monaco.

“Manchester City's sporting director Txiki Begiristain is expected to be in the Stade Louis II on Wednesday, as are representatives from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich.”

That concludes today's Media Watch, but join us again tomorrow for more of the same.

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