Sergio Aguero is to depart Manchester Metropolis to hitch Barcelona on a contract till the tip of the 2022/23 season.
Barcelona say Aguero’s buyout clause is ready at €100m (£86m) and have confirmed that the striker will formally signal his contract this night at 6pm native time, (5pm UK time). The membership confirmed on Monday afternoon that he had handed his medical.
He can even be offered on the Nou Camp and shall attend a press convention from 7pm (6pm UK time) on Monday. The ahead will formally grow to be a Barcelona participant on July 1 after his Metropolis contract expires.
Aguero’s departure from the Etihad was introduced on the finish of March after Pep Guardiola knowledgeable Metropolis’s document goalscorer of the membership’s determination to not renew his deal.
The 32-year-old, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has been restricted in his appearances this season as a consequence of accidents and sickness.
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Aguero, one of the crucial influential gamers within the membership’s historical past, leaves Metropolis after successful 5 Premier League titles, one FA Cup and 6 League Cups.
Regardless of serving to reclaim the league title this season, Aguero bowed out after approaching in its place towards Chelsea within the Champions League closing, which his aspect misplaced 1-0 on the Estadio Do Dragao in Porto.
In a press release, Metropolis have confirmed: “Sergio Aguero will be part of Barcelona when his Manchester Metropolis contract expires on the finish of June.
“In March it was confirmed a statue of the Metropolis striker has been commissioned to face alongside these at the moment in work to honour David Silva and Vincent Kompany. His legend will additional be marked by the set up of devoted and everlasting mosaic on the Metropolis Soccer Academy.
“Everybody at Manchester Metropolis wish to take this chance to thank Sergio for his unimaginable contribution to our success over the past decade and want him nicely on the rest of his profession.”
The Argentina worldwide scored 260 targets in 390 appearances in all competitions underneath Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola and leaves because the fourth-highest goalscorer in Premier League historical past and as Metropolis’s all-time document scorer.
Eric Garcia is predicted to observe Aguero in becoming a member of Barcelona this summer season. The defender is a product of the La Masia academy and Guardiola introduced him to the Etihad in 2017, however he made simply six top-flight appearances this season.
Barcelona received the Copa del Rey however missed out on the La Liga title this season, ending seven factors behind league winners Atletico.
Joan Laporta, the membership’s president has mentioned he’s “reasonably optimistic” over the prospect of Lionel Messi signing a brand new contract, whereas the Spanish giants are additionally assured of securing the providers of Georginio Wijnaldum who seems set to depart Liverpool.
In the meantime, Guardiola says he’s planning on staying at Metropolis for the long run as a result of the membership “offers the supervisor the whole lot he wants”, after the Spaniard guided the membership to a 3rd Premier League triumph underneath his tenure.