Barcelona target Sergio Aguero gives the nod to play for the Blaugranas next season.
Sergio Aguero is finally leaving Manchester City at the end of the season. And reports suggest he might be interested in a move to Barcelona.
Initially, a move back to South America was on the cards for the striker. However, despite his age, Aguero feels confident about continuing to play in Europe.
Spanish publication Sport reports that the 32-year-old striker is heavily interested in a transfer to Spain. And he is willing to delay any other proceedings to allow that.
Sergio is nothing short of a legend in England. He has scored 181 goals for Manchester City in the Premier League. That stat ranks him as the highest overseas goalscorer in the competition.
He also has 30 goals for his team in the Champions League, besides racking up 13 trophies in his career with City. And certainly, no one can ever forget the moment when he scored against QPR to lead his team to their first-ever Premier League title. In short, his contributions to the club and to the EPL are huge.
Huge Incentive for Aguero on the table
Now Aguero’s interest in Barcelona is very much justified. His wish to play alongside a lifelong friend from Argentina, Lionel Messi is one of the driving forces behind it.
On the other hand, Messi had made it abundantly clear at the beginning of the season that he wanted to leave Barca and embark on a new journey. However, after recent improvements in his side and with Joan Laporta returning as the President, Messi might just consider staying.
This has made Aguero all the more interested in securing a move to Catalunya. Barcelona, however, are aware of the experience that the striker brings to the club. And while they are desperate to get a number 9, Aguero’s high wages might put them off.
The club hopes to make him accept a lower wage while offering him the prospect of playing alongside Messi. It is therefore very clear that there certainly is a determination to sign the Argentine veteran. But the club will not do ‘crazy things’ for him, including offering him high wages.
Another important factor to consider is the player’s injury-prone nature. At the age of 32, Aguero’s fitness worries are becoming increasingly frequent. And that may just pose a problem for the signing to take place.
On the plus side, Aguero’s friendship with Messi may be of use to the club. Both Leo and Sergio have played together from a young age. Their reunions at the National team camp have always drawn media attention. The two men are in fact, nothing short of brothers. And this friendship is often visible on the pitch in terms of link-ups between the forwards or exchange of passes.
With all the above factors influencing the deal, it may really be interesting to see whether or not Laporta allows this transfer to happen in the summer. No matter what, the football world will definitely like to see Messi and Aguero pair up at club level.