Sergio Aguero is near agreeing a transfer to Barcelona that will unite him with fellow Argentine celebrity Lionel Messi, in accordance with Manchester Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola.
Metropolis’s report goalscorer, who has spent a decade on the Etihad, scored a quickfire double within the champions’ 5-0 win over Everton in his ultimate Premier League look for the membership on Sunday.
The targets took his Premier League tally to 184 — probably the most by any participant for a single membership.
The 32-year-old ahead is ready to depart the Etihad as a free agent after Saturday’s Champions League ultimate in opposition to Chelsea.
“Perhaps I reveal a secret,” Guardiola instructed the BBC. “Perhaps he’s near agreeing a deal for the membership of my coronary heart — for Barcelona.
“He’s going to be taking part in alongside the very best participant of all time, Messi.”
If the transfer goes forward it might be Aguero’s second spell in Spain — he made his identify at Atletico Madrid earlier than the transfer to Manchester in 2011.
Aguero’s ultimate season at Metropolis was dogged by harm and a coronavirus an infection however Guardiola believes the striker has loads to supply the Catalan giants.
Barcelona had a disappointing season, ending third in La Liga and falling within the final 16 of the Champions League.
“I’m fairly positive he’s going to get pleasure from,” stated Guardiola. “And perhaps Barcelona are stronger and stronger with him on the pitch.”