Sergio Aguero is one step closer to joining Barcelona, with the Argentine striker set to undergo his medical with the Blaugrana soon.
According to a report by Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, Sergio Aguero is set to undergo his medical with Barcelona and make his transfer official after the UEFA Champions League final next week. The Manchester City striker has reportedly reached an agreement to join the Blaugrana on a two-year deal.
Aguero arrived in England from Atletico Madrid as a prodigious 22-year-old Argentine striker who had already shown bagfuls of potential while in La Liga. And, a decade later, he is set to leave the shores of the island nation as an all-time Premier League great and a Manchester City legend.
The 32-year-old has played a pivotal role in establishing the Citizens as a force to be reckoned with in the Premier League and Europe. And after turning out 388 times for the English giants, in which he has a fabulous record of 258 goals and 73 assists, Aguero is set for a new challenge in his career. The next destination for the veteran striker appears to be Barcelona.
Barcelona’s interest in Aguero makes a great deal of sense, with the Catalan giants failing to sign a replacement for Luis Suarez following his move to Atletico Madrid last summer. While Antoine Griezmann has steadily improved as the season has been wearing on, the lack of a natural striker has been desperately evident on several occasions, not least during their recent lull.
As a result, it is hardly a surprise that Barcelona have been linked with a plethora of striker is recent times, including Alexander Isak, Erling Haaland and Lautaro Martinez, among others. And, Aguero is another target as well, with the Argentine being a short-term solution that is economical at the same time.
Sergio Agüero to Barcelona, here we go! He’s set to join until June 2023, agreement reached. Bonus included in case Barça will win the UCL. 🔵🔴 #FCB
More: Barcelona are also getting closer to sign Memphis Depay. He confirmed to his new lawyers that he wants to join Barça 🚨🇳🇱
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 21, 2021
Barcelona have been in talks with Aguero’s representatives for the longest time and it now looks like they could be set to land him. The report claims that a medical has been pencilled in for after the UEFA Champions League final, in which Manchester City take on Chelsea.
Following the medical, the transfer ought to be made permanent, especially with reputed journalist Fabrizio Romano claiming that an agreement has been reached over a two-year deal. Aguero’s move to Barcelona, therefore, appears to be a mere formality and it will be interesting to see how he fares in his next adventure.