Date: 23rd February 2021 at 9:00pm
Written by: Marc Harley

Sergio Aguero’s future is up in the air at Manchester City as his contract ends in July and he’s yet to put pen to paper on an extension that’s been on the table for weeks.

The 32-year-old has been open to a move to Spain or Argentina and ESPN say he ‘has been offered’ to Barcelona. The Catalan giants are in financial difficulty so they’re targeting Aguero as he’ll soon be available on a free transfer.

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Barcelona want a new forward to compete with Martin Braithwaite this summer and ESPN note that they’ve shown an interest in Alexander Isak, Memphis Depay, Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. But until they have the resources for a lucrative acquisition, Aguero will be a ‘short-term fix’.

The Argentine international has scored 256 goals and made 73 assists in 379 appearances since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011 (Transfermarkt), so he’s one of the best players available without needing a transfer fee.

City would prefer to keep Aguero beyond 2021, so his future is still in his hands. Whether he’d turn down an official offer from Barcelona remains to be seen, however.

In other news, Manchester City must pay £34.4m and £1m-a-year wages for Manuel Locatelli

 
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