Transfer of Sergio Aguero: Barcelona deal “concluded” according to Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Transfer of Sergio Aguero: Barcelona deal “concluded” according to Man City boss Pep Guardiola

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has said striker Sergio Aguero is close to making a deal to join Barcelona.

Aguero is expected to leave at the end of the season as a free agent following City’s Champions League final against Chelsea on Saturday.

The 32-year-old left the Premier League in perfect style on Sunday, scoring twice as the Champions finished with a 5-0 win over Everton.

Speaking afterwards, former Barcelona manager Guardiola revealed that City’s record scorer is set to join Argentinian teammate Lionel Messi in Spain.


Aguero thanks his teammates and says it is an honor to have been a Manchester City player for the past decade

“Maybe I’m revealing a secret. Maybe he’s close to making a deal for the club of my heart – for Barcelona, ​​”Guardiola said. Match of the day.

“He will play alongside the best player of all time, Messi. “

Barcelona, ​​who have won three La Liga titles and two Champions League titles under Guardiola, have come third in La Liga this season, finishing seven points behind champions Atletico Madrid and five behind Real Madrid.

Ronald Koeman’s side were also eliminated in the last 16 Champions League legs when they were defeated to Paris Saint-Germain.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll appreciate it,” added Guardiola. “And maybe Barcelona are getting stronger and stronger with him on the pitch. “


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‘Being in City an honor’

Aguero, who won five Premier League titles, told Sky Sports after the win over Everton: “Before the game I felt so strange, the feeling is not good. I prefer to think about the good times.

“I’m a forward, my goal is to score goals, so I’m so happy because it’s my last game and scoring two goals is fantastic for me.

“When I arrived here, the first title for me was the most important, for the club and for me. Then Man City started winning more titles so I’m so happy because it’s not easy being 10 years at a club, for me. , it is an honor. ”

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Manchester City supporters expressed their gratitude to Aguero when the striker made his last appearance for the club.

Emotional Pep pays homage to Aguero

Guardiola also paid a moving tribute to the Argentine, whose goals ended a rout after previous strikes from Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden.

He said, “We love her so much – she is a special person to all of us. We cannot replace it. He showed his quality in those 30 minutes.

“It was a perfect ending, a fairytale moment. It was so good.

“He scored two incredible goals to end the game in a good mood and we now have five days to prepare for the final. “

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An emotional Guardiola paid tribute to the departure of the Aguero as the Argentine scored twice in his last appearance at the Etihad stadium.

And after? Euros, transfer window, key dates 2021/22

Euro 2020 starts Friday June 11 – only 19 days after the conclusion of the 2020/21 Premier League season – and continues until Sunday July 11.

The 2021/22 Premier League campaign kicks off on the weekend of Saturday August 14 – 34 days after this Euro 2020 final at Wembley.

Clubs can start planning for the new term when top-level matches are released at 9 a.m. on Wednesday June 16 but transfer activities can start in earnest before this date, with the opening of the summer transfer window Wednesday June 9.

The 2021/22 championship season begins a week before the top flight on the weekend of Saturday August 7. All Sky Bet EFL matches will be announced at 9 a.m. on Thursday June 24.


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