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Sergio Aguero in talks with Barcelona - BBC

Sat 15 May 2021 | 12:40 AM
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English reports claimed on Friday that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is in talks about joining Barcelona.

Aguero, 32, will leave Etihad Stadium when his contract expires this summer after scoring 258 goals in 388 games for the club.

Barcelona have to cut costs because of financial difficulties but the lure of a proven goalscorer on a free transfer is attractive to the La Liga side.

"It's not done yet but everybody wants it to happen," BBC reported. 

"The club and Aguero's camp are talking.They know they have to cut costs and are doing four different independent audits to see how much money there is, which then means they will know what kind of contract proposal they can put to Lionel Messi."

"But amid that backdrop they are looking for opportunities in the market. Aguero is free and would be an improvement on Martin Braithwaite. They have to sell a lot of players and they will try to do so but this would mean they have the certainty of a goalscorer."

"This is not a request from Messi but it's certainly a way to convince him about what they are trying to do," added Balague. "But it's a step down from the interest they have shown in Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland - and that is something they would like to revive if they can bring in money from outside the club."