At the end of the season, Argentine striker Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City. And as such, Barcelona want Aguero on a free transfer.
Prior to joining City in 2011, the 32-year-old Argentine spent five years with Atletico Madrid in La Liga. (A return to Spain may now be in the books for him.)
Now, Aguero will exit the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season when his contract ends.
With 258 goals in 387 appearances across all competitions for Man City, Aguero holds the record for most goals scored.
City are now in the Champions League final, playing against Chelsea in Istanbul next month.
They are also on the brink of winning the Premier League trophy, and they’ve already won the League Cup.
So, Aguero is aiming for a treble in his final season with the club.
Barcelona Want Aguero on a Free Transfer
Meanwhile, Barcelona have held exclusive discussions with the Manchester City striker’s agents over a free transfer this summer.
As his contract expires with the end of this season, Aguero is a steal for Barca as a free agent.
Spanish football expert Alvaro Montero told Sky Sports News: “It is a huge possibility as far as we know. Sergio Aguero has a desire [to play] for Barcelona.”
“There is no catch,” he went on to champion the cause. “He is 32 years old. He knows perfectly the language, he knows La Liga, he knows the country and one of his best friends in football is Lionel Messi.”
He added, and we can confirm: “It is said in Barcelona, Catalonia that there is a huge possibility for Joan Laporta (Barcelona president) to try and convince Messi to stay by signing one of his good friends Sergio Aguero after Luis Suarez left the club last year.
“In the last weeks and last months, we have seen Messi more committed and comfortable,” he went on to discuss the Catalan captain.
“He is even fine with Ronald Koeman. We have seen him laughing in the games, winning the Cope del Rey.
“Now they are in the battle for the La Liga title and although many people said that he could go to Paris Saint-Germain, in my point of view Joan Laporta could be the key.
He then put forth his primary argument: “Sergio Aguero can be one of the reasons for Messi to stay as Barca needs a striker, goals and needs a better sports project for the future to try to win for example the Cope del Rey, maybe La Liga and especially the Champions League which they have not won since 2015.”