Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has had an offer to buy players for Independiente turned down by his former club.

Aguero, who played for the club between 1997 and 2006, has reportedly offered to buy five new players after the 16-time Primera Division winners were relegated last term.

Dad Leonel revealed: "Sergio Aguero offered to buy 5 players and pay their salaries.

"We asked Carlos Squeo (assistant coach to manager Miguel Angel Brindisi) for a list of players. We don't know what players they want because no-one called back.

"Not Squeo, not (general manager Miguel Ángel) Brindisi. No leadership. I feel there is a slight against Sergio."