Manchester City confirmed on Monday that Sergio Aguero is leaving the club at the end of the season when his contract expires after 10 trophy-packed years with the Premier League side.
The announcement is likely to bring a fresh raft of rumors about Aguero’s future with Barcelona one of several clubs regularly linked. Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain also seem to be have been added to the list in recent weeks.
Aguero will certainly be an attractive target as a free agent. He virtually guarantees goals, is an experienced international and knows La Liga well from his time with Atletico Madrid.
Barcelona are in need of new No. 9 this summer but funds are a problem. Erling Haaland remains the dream but it’s a very difficult deal to pull off, not least because Barca must sell some big names first to finance the deal.
A host of other top clubs are also after Haaland which means Barca may be forced to look elsewhere. Aguero is one possibility and is reportedly “crazy” to join Barcelona and link up with his good friend Messi.
His availability on a free may tempt the Catalans but his injury record, particularly this season, will be a concern. Aguero also turns 33 in June and let’s not forget Barca also has Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Ansu Fati, and Martin Braithwaite on the books although some of those may leave this summer.
There’s also the small matter of Memphis Depay. Coach Ronald Koeman has made no secret of the fact that he wants the Dutchman and came close to a move last summer. Depay is also available on a free transfer but is a younger and more versatile option than Aguero.
Reports suggest that Koeman would prefer Depay over Aguero but there are other clubs keen on the Dutchman too. Therefore it could come down to a straight choice between the two free agents if Barca are not able to land Haaland. If that’s the case then who would you choose? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!