Football: Barcelona confirm Aguero signing from Man City

Football: Barcelona confirm Aguero signing from Man City

FILE PHOTO: Champions League Final - Manchester City v Chelsea
Manchester City's Sergio Aguero looks dejected after the match. (Photo: Pool via REUTERS/Carl Recine)

MADRID: Barcelona on Monday (May 31) confirmed that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will join the club on Jul 1 when his contract with the losing Champions League finalists expires.

Argentina international Aguero joined City from Spanish side Atletico Madrid in 2011 and went on to become the club's all-time leading goalscorer, netting 260 times as he helped the club claim five Premier League titles, including last season's crown.

Barca have said that the 32-year-old will sign a two-year deal later on Monday, with a €100 million (US$122.04 million) buy-out clause, before talking to the press that evening.

Aguero is expected to be the first of a number of arrivals at the Camp Nou this summer as new president Joan Laporta looks to revamp a squad that could only finish third in La Liga.

Aguero's City team mate Eric Garcia has been heavily linked as a transfer target by local media, as have Dutch duo Memphis Depay and Georginio Wijnaldum.

Source: Reuters