Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero agrees two-year Barcelona deal - report
Argentine has reportedly accepted lower salary to move to the club of his preference
Sergio Aguero ends his decorated career at Manchester City against Everton on Sunday, with the next destination in his career reportedly already lined up.
The Guardian has reported that the Argentine striker has agreed a two-year deal with Spanish giants Barcelona. According to the report, Aguero wanted to move to Barca and "has accepted a lower salary than was available elsewhere but will receive a bonus if the team win the Champions League".
Aguero, 32, could link up with his Argentina teammate Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou, although Messi's future remains far from certain with his contract expiring next month and new terms yet to be finalised.
Aguero may have already played his last Premier League game for City as the champions wait for the results of a late fitness test to see if their record goalscorer will feature on the final day of the season.
The Argentine, who has scored 182 Premier League goals, will no doubt be keen to sign off on the field for the club he helped to win 12 major trophies – including City's first league title in 2012 when he scored an injury-time winner on the final day of the season against Queens Park Rangers.
Aguero could still add one more trophy to his collection when City face Chelsea in the Champions League final, and manager Pep Guardiola has said the striker will get the send-off he deserves from the Etihad Stadium fans.
"In this country it's so difficult to score goals for many years. I can't imagine how many more goals he would have scored if he was fitter. He was incredibly loved from the backroom staff, he's a very nice person," Guardiola said.
"And the quality of the player? I can't add anything to the numbers, his performances when he was fit was incredible. Tomorrow, 10,000 fans want to give him gratitude for what he has done for the club."
Published: May 22, 2021 04:31 PM