Sergio Aguero ‘agrees two-year Barcelona contract’ as Man City legend leaves on free transfer

SERGIO AGUERO has agreed a two-year Barcelona contract as Manchester City’s record scorer heads for a summer free transfer.

That’s the claim from journalist Fabrizio Romano as Aguero battles to be fit to play some role in City’s Champions League final against Chelsea on May 29.

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Etihad legend Sergio Aguero reportedly will join Barcelona this summer[/caption]

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Man City manager Pep Guardiola says he won’t pick outgoing striker Sergio Aguero for the Champions League final on sentiment alone[/caption]

Aguero, 32, seems sure to miss the champions’ Premier League finale against Everton in front of returning home fans on Sunday afternoon due to a leg injury.

But Romano believes the Argentina legend has made dramatic progress off the field in reported talks with Barcelona.

He claimed Aguero is “set to join until June 2023, agreement reached. Bonus included in case Barça will win the UCL”.

Romano also suggested that Holland attacker Memphis Depay, 27, will join Aguero at the Nou Camp last season.

That comes after Depay confirmed he would be moving on when his contract expires at the end of the season.

He told French newspaper L’Equipe: “It will be strange to think that I will play my final game for the club on Sunday against Nice.

“I am a bit sad that I won’t be able to do that in front of the fans, in an empty stadium without my friends, the fans and my family.

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“I’ve had some great times here. I have played in the Champions League, I have captained the team and I am a much better player now.

“I want to go to one of the two or three best clubs in the top five leagues. I don’t know where I will end up yet, but that’s my plan.”

 As for Aguero, he faces a difficult final week as an active City player.

Apart from the disappointment of probably missing a send-off from Etihad supporters this weekend, he knows boss Pep Guardiola will not make any sentimental selections for the Champions League final in Porto.

Guardiola said of his own attitude: “I would say it would be cold.

“I would have to take a decision that’s best to win that game — and right now he is injured.

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“He has a little bit of disturbance in his leg muscle. It is not a big issue but still he is not fit.

“If Sergio is going to help us to score goals then he is going to play.”

“But it’s the final of the Champions League and I have to take a decision that is best for winning that game. These are the toughest moments.”

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