Sergio Agüero has agreed to sign a two-year contract with Barcelona when his Manchester City deal expires next month. The forward preferred to move to the Nou Camp and has accepted a lower salary than was available elsewhere, but will receive a bonus if the team wins the Champions League.
Agüero, who turns 33 next season, has suffered injuries this season that have limited him to 18 appearances and four goals. He hopes to say goodbye to the Etihad Stadium against Everton on Sunday and play in the Champions League final the following Saturday.
Barcelona is also approaching signing former Manchester United forward Memphis Depay, whose contract with Lyon expires this summer. Depay has confirmed to his lawyers that he wants to join the Spanish club.
On Friday, Pep Guardiola paid tribute to Agüero, who is leaving City as their record scorer. Agüero played in Spain for Atlético Madrid before moving to the Premier League club 10 years ago.
“His performance when he was fit was incredible,” said Guardiola. “I’m pretty sure that the 10,000 fans who will be in the stadium will perform in front of the rest of the fans around the world and give him his tribute and gratitude for what he has done for this club in terms of titles, songs, achievements – incredible. “