Barcelona eye swoop for Sergio Aguero on free transfer as Man City exit looms

Barcelona are preparing to take advantage of Manchester City’s decision not to offer Sergio Aguero a new contract by launching a bid of their own, according to reports.

Aguero, a club legend at the Etihad, is approaching the end of his time at City after nearly ten years.

The Argentine, who signed in 2011, has gone on to win four Premier League titles during his time at the club.

But it seems he will be departing in the summer, with City yet to offer him an extension to his contract, which will expire this summer.

Aguero is said to be eager to extend his contract and would be willing to see out the remainder of his career at the Etihad, but hasn’t received an offer.

He is currently able to speak to foreign clubs about a free transfer in the summer, and could even sign a pre-contract agreement if a deal is reached.

And according to The Sun, Barcelona are eyeing up a move.

They are said to be eager to bring the Argentine back to Spain, where he first burst onto the scene as a youngster.

Paris Saint-Germain are also looking at him, according to reports, with Mauricio Pochettino starting to identify targets for a squad rebuild this summer.

Aguero has been out of action for large portions of the season with various injuries, and is currently self-isolating after coming into contact with someone with coronavirus.

He is yet to score in the Premier League this season, having only played five times, and earlier in the campaign Pep Guardiola warned him he will have to earn a new contract.

Guardiola said: “Players who have contracts, players who are out of contract, players who want to leave, everything is open. Like with managers. We have to win our positions or we’ll be sacked. With Sergio, there’s only me who knows how much I [would] miss him.

“He is unique but he’s had a tough injury, really tough. The important thing is his mood is exceptional, better than ever. He is an important part of the group and he is incredibly loved.

“He’s optimistic and positive, he’s been saying ‘I will do a good season, I will score a lot of goals’.”

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