Barcelona have held introductory talks with delegates of Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero over a free transfer this mid year.
Aguero, who is City’s record goal scorer with 258 goals in 387 appearances in all competitions, will leave the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires toward the finish of the season.
The 32-year-old Argentine went through five years playing in La Liga for Atletico Madrid before his transfer to City in 2011.
Aguero is focusing on a treble in his final season with City, with the club in the final of the Champions League and very nearly adding the Premier League title to the League Cup.
He has assumed a fringe part this season under Pep Guardiola, showing up, partially because of injury and ailment, and scored only his fourth goal of the season against Crystal Palace on Saturday.
He is free to join another club on a free transfer from June 30 when his Man City contract expires.
The Argentina worldwide has been connected with any semblance of Chelsea, Tottenham, Everton, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan and even Leeds United in the course of recent months, with the Star revealing that clubs would need to coordinate with his flow week by week wages of £240,000 with City.
Reports claim that as of late, Aguero is ‘crazy’ to play for Barca, who consider him to be a reasonable and more moderate option in contrast to Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland.
Reports express that Dortmund need an expense in the locale of £129million (€150m) for Haaland, on the off chance that they are to allow him to leave this mid year, something Barcelona can’t stand to pay.
Barca have focused on the marking of a ‘top-class number nine’, and consider Aguero to be a decent, and vitally, more affordable other option.
Deportivo says that Aguero will accept a decrease in salary to complete his profession playing close to Messi, who will remain at the club he has served since 2004 given the club show sufficient desire in the transfer market.
Just as Aguero and Haaland, Barcelona have been firmly connected with moves for Man City safeguard Eric Garcia, Liverpool midfielder Gini Wijnaldum and Lyon forward Memphis Depay.
Barcelona supervisor Ronald Koeman has worked with Wijnaldum and Depay when he was responsible for the Netherlands and the two players are out of contract one month from now.
Aguero has been connected to a few of Europe’s top clubs as of late, with Chelsea accepted to be among the potential admirers should he choose to stay in the Premier League.
Barcelona are confident of convincing chief Lionel Messi, a global colleague of Aguero, to stay at the club past this summer.
It is a colossal chance apparently. Sergio Aguero has a craving to play for Barcelona. There is no trick. He is 32 years of age. He knows the language completely, he knows La Liga, he knows the country and probably the dearest companion in football is Lionel Messi. It is said in Barcelona, Catalonia that there are enormous opportunities for Joan Laporta (Barcelona president) to attempt to persuade Messi to remain by marking one of his old buddies Sergio Aguero after Luis Suarez left the club a year ago.
Somewhat recently and a few months ago we have seen Messi more dedicated and agreeable. He is even fine with Ronald Koeman. We have seen him snickering in the games, winning the Cope del Rey. Presently they are in the fight for the La Liga title and albeit numerous individuals said that he could go to Paris Saint-Germain, in my perspective Joan Laporta could be the key.
Sergio Aguero can be one reason for Messi to remain as Barca needs a striker, goals and requirements a superior games project for the future to attempt to win for instance the Cope del Rey, perhaps La Liga and particularly the Champions League which they have not won since 2015.