It is no longer news that the 32-year-old Argentine forward will be without a club in June 2021 when his contract with Manchester City expires. Long before this summer, FC Barcelona have shown interest in uniting the striker with his Argentine counterpart, Lionel Messi, at Camp Nou.
Various news reports in Spain confirmed that Sergio Aguero was in Barcelona today, May 31, to undergo medical ahead of his possible recruitment into the FC Barcelona squad this summer.
Sergio Aguero has been pictured in Barcelona pic.twitter.com/g5iomBhMHr— VBET News (@VBETnews) May 31, 2021
Based on all indications, the prospect of the striker playing for Barcelona in the forthcoming 2021-2022 season is beginning to look possible. But some reports are saying that the Spanish giants are being careful with their attempt to sign Sergio Aguero due to his history of persistent knee injuries.
Amidst the worry of the club, it was reported that Sergio Aguero flew directly from Porto, Portugal, where the UEFA Champions League final took place between Manchester City and Chelsea on May 29, to Barcelona, Spain to complete some paper works with the Spanish giants.
Recall that Aguero was a substitute in the UEFA Champions League final which Chelsea won 1-0 to deny Machester City the opportunity of winning the title for the first time in the club’s history.
As it stands, if the Argentina international passes medical at Barcelona, the club might announce him this week according to reports. Afterward, he is expected to fly to Argentina to join the country’s national team ahead of Copa America which is expected to commence on June 13, 2021.
If the proposed deal with Barcelona scales through, life in Spain would not be strange for Sergio Aguero. Recall that he has played for Atletico Madrid between 2006 and 2011 before he moved to England to join Manchester City on June 28, 2011, for a transfer fee worth €40 million.
Since then, he has developed himself to become Manchester City’s all-time highest goalscorer with 260 goals and provided 73 assists in 390 appearances in all competitions.
Sergio Aguero given a guard of honour by his Manchester City teammates 💙 pic.twitter.com/OuDGqTBt8h— Football Daily (@footballdaily) May 23, 2021
In his 10 years at Manchester City, he won 5 Premier League titles, 6 League Cups, one FA Cup, and three Community Shields. The most prestigious title he was not able to win for Manchester City was the UEFA Champions League but ended his career at City as a finalist in the competition on May 29, 2021, against Chelsea.