Spanish giants, Barcelona Football Club have signed Sergio Aguero until the 2022/2023 season with a buy out clause of 100 million Euros.
The Argentine, who would part ways with Manchester City where he scored 260 goals and winning 5 premier league titles in the process at the end of June, completed his Medical on Monday.
The club’s medical staff oversaw extensive checks on his left knee, which he injured against Burnley last June and hindered his involvement with City this season.
In a statement on the website of FC Barcelona, they announced that Aguero would be presented to the public on Monday.
The striker made his final appearance for the club as a second-half substitute in City’s Champions League final defeat to Chelsea on Saturday.
Barcelona have been searching for a new No. 9 since letting Luis Suarez leave for Atletico Madrid last year.
President Joan Laporta had met with Erling Haaland’s representatives to discuss a potential move, but the costs involved made the deal prohibitive.
Barca, therefore, have had to look for players in a different price bracket, and sources at the club refer to Aguero as a “market opportunity” given his contract with City is up on June 30 and he arrives for free.
However, the signing of Aguero does not rule out further arrivals in attack this summer.
The club are also in talks with Lyon’s Memphis Depay, who is also out of contract next month, and haven’t ruled out signing a younger forward if the option arises, too.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 31, 2021