Sergio Aguero is arguably one of the greats of Premier League and most certainly, one of the most successful players in Manchester City history. The Argentine is the all-time record goal-scorer in the Cityzens’ history.
However, the 32-year-old looks to be headed toward a rather tame end to his Premier League career. Having spent more than 10 years at Manchester City, the striker is looking set for a departure, one that would have been deemed impossible at the start of the season. Neither the club nor the player have given any indications about a possible renewal and that means that Aguero will walk out as a free agent. In the light of this, Daily Mirror understands that Barcelona are among the teams interested in signing the striker and Aguero is one of the five-man striker shortlist prepared by the Blaugrana.
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The former La Liga Champions have been struggling ever since Luis Suarez left the club and the goal-scoring duties have fallen on Messi’s shoulders. Griezmann and Dembele have shown glimpses of their old form but nothing substantial enough to lift the club from the current situation that they’re in.
Signing Aguero for free would certainly be a bonus for any club and more so, for Barcelona, who are currently under a mountain of debt, thus ruling out any big-money signings this summer.
Aguero’s season has been hampered by injuries and illness which has seen him most of the games. Even though the 32-year-old is fully fit, Pep Guardiola isn’t interested in rushing him into action. One of the probable reasons behind City deciding not to renew Aguero’s contract is his fitness issues which have surfaced in the last year and half.
The pace of La Liga football could very well be a welcome change for the Argentine and he could adapt very well, playing alongside his teammate in Lionel Messi. It is also believed that Barcelona intend to convince Messi to stay by signing Aguero, making this transfer likely.
With Jesus improving after a slow start to the season and with Erling Haaland being perennially linked with a move to the Sky Blues, Aguero’s time at the club has reached its conclusion. However, despite of what happens, Aguero will still be the player who won the Cityzens their first Premier League title in 2012, after a gap of 44 years.
It was Aguero who laid down the foundation for a trophy-laden era