Barcelona sign Sergio Aguero on a two-year contract
Barcelona have signed Sergio Aguero on a two-year deal until 2023. In a statement, Barca said that Aguero, who arrived after a decade at Manchester City, has a buy-out clause set at £86m. Aguero had joined Man City in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and went on to become the Premier League club's all-time top goal-scorer. Here are further details.
The Argentine international said he has made a great decision to join Barcelona. "We all know that Barcelona are the best club in the world," said Aguero. "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," said Aguero.
Aguero will join compatriot and close friend Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp as the Catalan club look to improve on a third-place finish in La Liga. Barca finished behind champions Atletico Madrid and second-placed Real Madrid. In the Champions League, they were knocked out in the round of 16 by Paris Saint-Germain. However, Barca won the Copa del Rey trophy.
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Aguero scored 260 goals in 390 matches for City in all competitions. The Argentine international netted 184 times in the Premier League, besides making 47 assists. Aguero is the fourth-highest goal-scorer in Premier League history. He is the highest scorer in the Champions League for City (36). Aguero has also scored the most goals in FA Cup (20) and joint-most in League Cup (11).
Barcelona are also set to announce the signings of Eric Garcia and Georginio Wijnaldum. Garcia is set for a return to his boyhood club from Man City, after joining Pep Guardiola's side in 2017. The 20-year-old is waiting to be announced as a Barca player after agreeing on a contract until 2026. Meanwhile, Wijnaldum will join the club on a contract to 2024.
The prolific forward won five Premier League trophies with City, including the 2020-21 title. He helped the club win six League Cups and one FA Cup. He also won three Community Shields. Prior to his City stint, he won two trophies with Atletico Madrid.