Sergio Aguero is set to head out of Manchester City on a free transfer at the end of the season. Barcelona president Joan Laporta has held positive talks with the forward’s advisors and a deal is close to being finalised that will see him link up with Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou.
The Argentina international striker is poised to sign a two-year deal with Barcelona, Eurosport has learned. Aguero’s time at Manchester City is winding down, and he will leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
A host of clubs have been credited with an interest, with Barca’s well documented on account of Aguero’s positive relationship with Lionel Messi.
The likelihood of a move to Catalunya has advanced after positive talks between Barca and Aguero’s agent.Negotiations are at an advanced stage, with only minor details needed to be ironed out before Aguero puts his name to the contract.
Barca president Joan Laporta was well aware of the relationship Messi has with Aguero, and he made first contact with the City forward’s advisors during the recent election.
Aguero’s people gave a positive reaction to the initial contact, and Laporta stepped up interest after being confirmed as the club’s new president.
While signing Aguero would be a huge boost to Barca in itself, the knock-on effect is it increases the prospect of Messi remaining at the club.
Messi said he would make a decision on his future at the end of the season, and the prospect of his close friend Aguero arriving strengthens Barca’s hand.
Aguero could find a familiar face should he arrive at Camp Nou, as Eric Garcia is set to make the move from City as well this summer.
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