Pep Guardiola has revealed that departing Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero is close to agreeing a deal to sign with Barcelona.
Aguero has announced that he will be leaving Manchester City at the end of the season following a decade at the Etihad, the club’s all-time record goalscorer coming off the bench to score twice on his final league appearance against Everton on Sunday.
The 32-year-old leaves the division as the highest-scoring overseas player in English football history, whilst his double against the Toffees means Aguero has now scored more Premier League goals for a single club than any other player.
Aguero will now hope to end his City career on a further high when the club take on Chelsea in their first-ever Champions League final next weekend, before leaving on a free transfer with Guardiola revealing a move to Barcelona was close for the Argentine.
“Maybe I reveal a secret,” Guardiola told BBC.
“Maybe he is close to agreeing a deal for the club of my heart – for Barcelona.
“He is going to be playing alongside the best player of all time, Messi.
“I’m pretty sure he is going to enjoy. And maybe Barcelona are stronger and stronger with him on the pitch.”
Aguero could be one of several high-profile free transfers to sign for Barcelona this summer, with the Catalans also strongly linked with moves for Manchester City teammate Eric Garcia, Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum and Lyon star Memphis Depay.