Sergio Aguero close to signing Barcelona deal and link up with Lionel Messi

Sergio Aguero is hailed by his City teammates
Sergio Aguero is hailed by his City teammates Image Credit: AFP

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has revealed that Argentine striker Sergio Aguero is close to signing a deal with Spanish club Barcelona.

Aguero played his final game for Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday and he ended up scoring two goals after coming on as a substitute.

“Maybe I reveal a secret. Maybe he is close to agreeing a deal for the club of my heart — for Barcelona. He is going to be playing alongside the best player of all time, Messi,” Guardiola said. “I’m pretty sure he is going to enjoy. And maybe Barcelona are stronger and stronger with him on the pitch,” he added.

Manchester City defeated Everton 5-0 on Sunday and the side were handed the Premier League title for the 2020-21 season. City finished with 86 points from 38 games.

The Argentine striker is the club’s all-time record goalscorer. Aguero had joined City in 2011 and he has made 388 appearances in all competitions, scoring 260 goals along the way.

With City, Aguero managed to win five Premier League titles, six League Cup titles, and one FA Cup.

Manchester City have also made it to the final of the Champions League and they will be locking horns against Chelsea on May 29 in Porto.