Outgoing Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has decided where he wants to continue his playing career, per recent reports in Spain.
Aguero is ready to wave goodbye to Manchester City this summer following a trophy-laden ten-year tenure at the Etihad.
The Argentine’s contract runs out at the end of the season, which has put several of Europe’s most prominent clubs on red alert.
Despite entering his twilight years, the 32-year-old striker remains one of the deadliest and most coveted centre-forwards in Europe’s top-five divisions.
Long after his Premier League career is gone, Aguero will be remembered as one of the most influential foreign figures in England’s top-tier football.
A very few players in the competition history can be put on a par with the ex-Atletico Madrid talisman, who has written his name down to the Premier League history books over the past decade.
Aguero has netted a staggering 182 goals in the Premier League to become the competition’s best-ever non-English scorer as he also holds the record for most hat-tricks scored, with 12.
With his career at Manchester City seemingly drawing to a close, the Argentina international has plenty of options to choose between heading into the summer.
In addition to Chelsea and Leeds United, several top clubs from abroad have shown interest in acquiring the striker’s services, including La Liga juggernauts Barcelona.
In fact, Camp Nou could well be Aguero’s landing spot as the player angles for a reunion with his international colleague Lionel Messi at the club level.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Argentina international has already struck a deal with the Catalan powerhouse over a summer move.
Newly-elected president Joan Laporta is looking to trim the squad that faltered badly in the Champions League and La Liga this season.
Martin Braithwaite and Philippe Coutinho are the leading candidates to depart Catalonia in the upcoming transfer window, with Aguero and Lyon’s Memphis Depay expected to fill the void.
Indeed, Laporta will rely on top-class free agents to bolster Ronald Koeman’s roster this summer as he intends to address Barcelona’s financial wobble as soon as possible.
Cutting ties with unsettled, highly-paid stars is a priority for the Catalan politician as Barca brace themselves for a busy transfer campaign.
Depay was one of Koeman’s top targets back last summer, but Barcelona’s shortage of funds saw the deal fall flat.
Lyon were adamant their headline performer is not for sale, but given that the Dutchman’s contract is due to expire at the end of the season, they will be powerless to prevent his move to Spain this time around.