Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has confirmed that Sergio Agúero is close to agreeing his much anticipated move to Barcelona.
The Argentine striker played his last Premier League match on Sunday, signing off in style by coming off the bench to score two goals in the 5 – 0 thumping of Everton.
And, in doing so, he set another landmark, breaking Wayne Rooney’s record for the most goals scored in the Premier League for a single club.
He may yet sign-off in style by lifting the Champions League trophy next Saturday.
Now Guardiola has all but confirmed the move to Spain, saying he will make the Spanish club “stronger”.
The Argentine is reported to be in the verge of agreeing a two=year deal with the Catalan club, although that is on substantially less money than he was getting at the Etihad.
The move will signal a return to Spain for Agúero, who made 234 appearances for Atlético Madrid before moving to City in 2011 for a fee of around £35 million.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.