Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has labelled Manchester City star Sergio Aguero as “stupid” for the way he departed the club in 2011.
The Argentine international made the move to the Premier League in a €45 million move having scored 102 goals for Atletico across all competitions.
Aguero’s move was made all the more complicated after reports suggested he had tried to make the move to cross-town rivals Real Madrid.
“[Aguero] has been the only player who left Atleti under a cloud, as he was stupid,” Cerezo told radio show “El Partidazo de COPE”.
“He arrived as a hero, and he left through the back door.”
Although he had made the claims, Cerezo tried to clear up his comments in a statement reported by AS.
“The only thing I said was that the player’s exit was stupid, not that Aguero is stupid,” Cerezo said.
“He is one of the best players in the world and I wish him all the luck in the world at Manchester City.”
Aguero has once again been an attacking weapon for City this season with 11 goals from 18 Premier League appearances.