Barcelona ‘have initial talks with representatives of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero’ while the Catalans are planning a free transfer this summer … which would link the Argentine with international team-mate Lionel Messi
Barcelona have reportedly held initial talks with representatives of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero ahead of a possible free transfer this summer.
The Argentine, who is City’s all-time scorer with 258 goals, announced in March that he would be leaving Etihad when his contract expires at the end of the season.
According to Sky Sports, Barca bosses have contacted representatives of the 32-year-old to arrange a move with international team-mate Lionel Messi.
Barcelona have reportedly held initial talks with representatives of Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero
On this move, the striker would bond with his Argentine teammate Lionel Messi
Barca are said to be hoping to convince their captain to stay at Nou camp this summer and his presence would undoubtedly be a key factor in Aguero’s decision.
The striker has only made 17 appearances in all competitions this season due to injuries and illness.
Should he make the move to the Catalans, the striker would follow in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, his former father-in-law.
The striker has only made 17 appearances this season due to injuries and illness
Marardona, who died last November, spent two years at Barca between 1982 and 1984. During his time there, he won the Copa del Rey, the Spanish Super Cup and the Copa de la Liga.
Aguero previously played in LaLiga and spent five years at Atletico Madrid before moving to Manchester in 2011.
He has been associated with a number of European clubs including Chelsea, Inter Milan and Arsenal.
The striker looks to end his final season at Etihad by winning his and City’s first Champions League trophy.
Pep Guardiola’s side reached the final after beating Paris Saint-Germain 4-1 on aggregate in the semifinals.
Aguero’s former father-in-law, Diego Maradona, played for Barcelona between 1982 and 1984
City beat Tottenham to win the Carabao Cup last month and ended the Premier League title with a win over Chelsea this weekend.
The club announced that Aguero’s service would be rewarded with a statue in their stadium. The statue of Aguero will stand next to those of the other club greats Vincent Kompany and David Silva that are currently being built.
The trio is seen as a symbol of the progress managers Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and Guardiola have made over the past decade.