Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will join Barcelona on a two-year contract when his deal with City expires at the end of June.
After ten years in Manchester and making his final appearance for City in the Champions’ League final loss to Chelsea at the weekend, Aguero said...
“We all know that Barcelona are the best club in the world.
“I think I made a great decision to be here and of course it is a step forward in my career.
“I am really happy and hopefully I can help the team to win things.”
Aguero will have a buyout clause of 100m euros (US$122m) at Barcelona.
The Argentinian, who won 15 major trophies during his time in Manchester, will join compatriot and close friend Lionel Messi (provided he remains) at the Nou Camp as the Catalan club look to improve on a third-place finish in La Liga.
He also leaves the Premier League sitting fourth on the list of all-time goalscorers with 184, and has the best ‘minutes-to-goals’ ratio in the competition’s history.
He is also its highest-scoring overseas player, and in January 2020 overtook Alan Shearer to set the record for the most Premier League hat-tricks with 12.
BBC Sport reported Chelsea were linked with Aguero, but he has opted to return to La Liga in which he scored 74 goals in five seasons for Atletico before his £36m move to City in 2011.
The Argentine, 32, leaves City after 10 years at the club, during which he became their all-time leading goalscorer with 260 goals in 390 games.
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