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The Butterfly Effect: Atletico Madrid to Bid for Daniel Agger?

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If it's a day ending in Y, that means it's time for another mostly baseless Daniel Agger transfer story!

Michael Regan

Daniel Agger has spent the entire summer linked to any and all clubs that might possibly need a third choice centre back at best. That none of these clubs have made any inquiries for the player, let alone submitted an actual bid to Liverpool, hasn't stopped the rumours from multiplying. When the dust settles on any combination of centre back transfers across the continent, Daniel Agger is there every time, forever linked with whichever club finds itself one CB short.

The most recent link culminates with Agger in sunny Spain, but originates in Germany. Last week's DFL Supercup — the German equivalent of the Community Shield, and thus a glorified friendly that barely counts as silverware — saw Bayern Munich face off against Borussia Dortmund. The Bavarians ultimately lost the match, but they sustained an even more important loss when Javi Martinez tore his ACL.

Martinez is a defensive midfielder by trade, but Pep Guardiola's decision to turn him into a centre back means the German club are now exceedingly thin in the middle of their defense and will be for quite some time. Time for a panic buy!

Although Bayern reps are apparently in Italy in order to pry Mehdi Benatia away from AS Roma, other reports cite their interest in Atletico Madrid's Diego Godin. Chelsea are also rumoured to be interested in both players. Naturally, this is when The Paper That Shall Not Be Named™ decided that Agger would be Godin's heir apparent in the Spanish capital should the Uruguayan be the one who moves on.

Whatever the result of who goes where, at the end of the day Agger is still the consolation prize in a transfer story that involves him solely due to him having lost his starting position at Liverpool. Bayern will likely sign someone, Chelsea might, but if Agger goes anywhere in the next two weeks, it's looking increasingly like it will be because a club somewhere needs to quickly plug a sudden hole on their back line.