Barcelona confirmed that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will join the club on 1 July when his contract with the Premier League champions expires.
Argentina international Aguero joined City from Spanish side Atletico Madrid in 2011 and went on to become the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, netting 260 times as he helped them to claim five Premier League titles. “
Barcelona are the best team in the world,” Aguero, who celebrates his 33rd birthday on Wednesday, told a news conference. “And we all know it.”
“It was a good decision to join and help the team achieve things. It’s another step and I’m very happy. I hope I can contribute a lot to the club.” “The first thing is to try and play and help the team as much as I can.
We are a team, and I will try my best. Hopefully we can get to the end of the season and be in contention for the important trophies.
” Barca said the Argentine will sign a two-year deal, with a 100 million euro ($122.04 million) buy-out clause.
Aguero is expected to be the first of a number of arrivals at Camp Nou this summer as new president Joan Laporta looks to revamp a squad that could only finish third in La Liga.
Aguero’s City team mate Eric Garcia has been heavily linked as a transfer target by local media, as have Dutch duo Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum.—AP