Barcelona are set to firm up their interest in Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero, according to reports in his native Argentina.
The 32-year-old has been sensational since joining the club from Atletico Madrid back in 2011, helping the club to four Premier League titles thus far, as well as hitting a record 256 goals for the club in just 382 games.
Aguero has scored at least 20 goals in all competitions in eight of the last nine seasons, though has managed just two for the current campaign, whilst he has failed to net in seven Premier League appearances.
Injuries have been a key issue for the forward in recent seasons and have seen his influence decrease, particularly this term, with Pep Guardiola’s side on course for a third title in just four seasons having flourished despite his absence this season.
The striker is currently entering into the final few months of his existing contract and Guardiola has admitted he is unsure over the player’s future, leading to speculation that it could well be the end to Aguero’s time at the Etihad after a decade of success.
According to Argentine outlet TyC Sports, La Liga giants Barcelona are expected to make a ‘formal offer’ to sign the forward at the end of the season.
Such a move could see Aguero link up with friend and compatriot Lionel Messi at the Nou Camp, although the latter superstar faces an uncertain future of his own as he approaches the end of his current deal.
However, the club’s newly-elected president Joan Laporta has outlined his firm desire to keep the diminutive genius in Catalonia and the arrival of his fellow Argentine could help persuade him to stay, amid continued rumours linking Messi with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City.
With Aguero also having been rumoured for a move to PSG, the two men could alternatively link up in Paris, as well as potentially in Manchester, should Messi seek a reunion with Guardiola and Aguero remain at the club.
The report also suggests that David Beckham’s MLS franchise Inter Miami have also made contact with the City striker, where he could line up alongside international colleague Gonzalo Higuain.