Sergio Aguero will join Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City when his contract expires next month, the Spanish club announced Monday.
Aguero, 32, has agreed to a two-year deal with a €100 million buyout clause after announcing earlier this season that he would end his 10-year association with City.
The striker made his final appearance for the club as a second-half substitute in City’s Champions League final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
After flying into Barcelona on Sunday, Aguero underwent a medical at the Creu Blanca clinic Monday. The club’s medical staff oversaw extensive checks on his left knee, which he injured against Burnley last June and hindered his involvement with City this season.
Barca will hold a brief presentation for Aguero on Monday before he flies out to Argentina to join up with the national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers against Chile and Colombia.Barca have been searching for a new No. 9 since letting Luis Suarez leave for Atletico Madrid last year.
However, the signing of Aguero does not rule out further arrivals in attack this summer. The club are also in talks with Lyon’s Memphis Depay, who is also out of contract next month, and haven’t ruled out signing a younger forward if the option arises, too.
Aguero will hope to link up with international teammate Lionel Messi at Camp Nou next season.
Source: PV Magazine