Barcelona plan to move Sergio Aguero on free transfer

Barcelona want to sign Manchester City star Sergio Aguero for a free transfer at the end of the season.

The 32-year-old has spent the past nine and a half years in the Premier League with the Citizens, but with just six months left on his current contract he is now in a position to negotiate a free departure from the Etihad.

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Aguero could leave Man City at the end of the season | Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

And one of the clubs interested in securing his signing this summer is Barcelona. According to The Sun, the Catalan giants want to bring Aguero back to La Liga and could make a move in January to secure his services for six months.

The Blaugrana might have some competition to fend off, however, Mauricio Pochettino and Paris Saint-Germain are also reportedly interested in signing the striker.

That could force Man City to step into action, with the forward still waiting to see if his current club will offer him an extended contract beyond this season.

A move to Barcelona would give Aguero the chance to play in Spain again after spending five years with rival Atletico Madrid early in his career. His clinical demonstrations led Man City to pay £ 35million to sign the Argentinian in 2011, and he has become one of the club’s best deals.

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Aguero posing with Premier League number four trophy | Shaun Botterill / Getty Images

He is now the Citizens’ all-time top scorer, and his goals have earned them four Premier League titles and a host of domestic trophies. Aguero is undoubtedly a legend at the club, but it remains to be seen whether this is enough for Man City to extend his stay.

The former Atleti man has struggled with a series of fitness issues this year, forcing him to make just five league appearances, and he hasn’t managed to find the back of the net in any of his outings.

His misfortune continued until 2021, as he will miss the home clash with Brighton on Wednesday, having been in close contact with a coronavirus carrier. He will now be forced to self-isolate for a little over a week.