The rumor that had been going on for some time came true. Argentine striker Sergio Aguero is joining Barcelona on a two-year contract.Thank you for reading this post, don't forget to subscribe!
The Catalan team confirmed in a statement on Monday that it had reached an agreement with the 32-year-old. He will officially join Camp Nou on a free transfer on July 1 at the end of his contract with Manchester City.
According to the agreement, Aguero, who has spent the last decade in City, will stay in Barcelona until the end of the 2022-23 season. His buyout clause has been set at 10 crore euros.
Aguero has already announced the end of the City chapter at the end of this season. Recently, it was reported in the English media that he is joining Barcelona on a two-year contract. City coach Pep Guardiola later said Aguero was “close” to a move to the Camp Nou. That’s when it was certain that he would go to Barcelona. This time the official announcement came.
Aguero played his last match for City in the Champions League final in Porto last Saturday. Chelsea became the European champions for the second time after losing 1-0 to them.
His achievements in 10 seasons for City are not less. He is the club’s all-time leading scorer. He also holds the record for most goals in the Premier League as a foreign player.
Aguero has scored 260 goals in 390 appearances for the Etihad Stadium team. He has scored 74 goals with his teammates. He has won a total of 15 titles, including five Premier Leagues, an FA Cup, and six League Cups.
Aguero has suffered a lot of injuries in the last two years. He can play for the club in all competitions in the 2020-21 season in only 20 matches. He scored 6 goals.
The experience of playing in Spain will not be new for Aguero. He previously played for Atletico Madrid from 2006 to 2011. Madrid won the Europa League in 2010 and the UEFA Super Cup the following year. He then joined City, enriching his career.
This time a new challenge is in front of him. With him, Barcelona, who won the Copa del Rey title in the just-concluded season, became the first player in this year’s transfer window.
Sergio Aguero now has a chance to play alongside national teammate Lionel Messi at the club. Although Messi’s future hangs in the balance. His contract with the Catalan club expires next month. The six-time player of the year has not yet signed a new contract.