Sergio Aguero Joins Barcelona From Man City
Sergio Aguero is set to join La Liga club, Barcelona after signing a two deal.
The Argentine will become a Barca player once his contract with Manchester City expires at the end of June, bringing an end to a decade at the Premier League champions, and his new team have slapped a €100-million buy-out clause on the 32-year-old.
Aguero, who won 15 major trophies during his time in Manchester, will join compatriot and close friend Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp as the Catalan club look to improve on a third-place finish in La Liga.
However he is still not sure if Messi will be his teammate next season as the club captain is yet to sign an extension to his current contract which expires next month.
“Let’s hope we play together … what happens with Leo is down to decisions that he will make with the club,” Aguero told reporters at the Camp Nou after he was unveiled on the famous pitch.
“Obviously it will be a pleasure if we play together. If he continues here, which I think he will, we will try to do our best for the club as he always has done.”
Aguero’s signing for Barca comes two days after he missed out on winning the Champions League with City, Pep Guardiola‘s side losing this season’s final to Chelsea at the end of a season disrupted by injury.
His final appearance for City was as a substitute for Raheem Sterling late in the final in Porto as the newly-crowned Premier League champions tried in vain to win Europe’s top prize for the first time.
He leaves City as their all-time record goalscorer with 260 goals, and with the most goals scored for a single club in Premier League history — 184 goals in 275 appearances.