BARCELONA: After joining Spanish club FC Barcelona, Argentine striker Sergio Aguero has said he is looking forward to playing with Lionel Messi.
Spanish club FC Barcelona and Sergio Aguero reached an agreement on Monday that the player will join the club from 1 July when his contract with Manchester City expires.
The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season and his buyout clause is at 100 million euros.
“I will give everything in the club to help the team. To win trophies. I am so happy to be here. Barcelona have been the best team in the world since childhood, and on top of that Leo Messi is here,” said Aguero. said in an official release.
“I hope we play together. As Joan Laporta said, we’ve been negotiating for a while. What happens to Leo depends on him. But of course it’s a pleasure and an honor to play with him. We are “Together for Argentina since we were children, and I know him very well. If he stays, as I believe, we will give everything for the club. As he has always done,” he added.
Barcelona will not be Aguero’s first experience playing in La Liga. In 2006, he left Independiente for Atletico Madrid and quickly made his name as one of the best goal scorers in Europe. He won a Europa League title in 2010 and the UEFA Super Cup in 2011 before adding a collection of honors in England to Manchester City.
Aguero, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the age of 15 years and 35 days, became the youngest player ever to play in the Argentine first division alongside Club Atletico Independiente.
“Being here at Barca is the biggest motivation. Like I said, Barca is the best team in the world and simply here is the biggest motivation. And as I always said, the best player in the world is here,” said Aguero.
A move to Europe first allowed the striker to triumph at Atletico Madrid in La Liga before moving to Manchester City, where he set all sorts of records for goal kicks. Aguero played his last game for Manchester City, appearance number 390, in the recent Champions League final against Chelsea in Porto.
After ten seasons with the Premier League, he left the club as a legend and the club’s best scorer, and as the foreign player with the most goals in the Premier League.
In total with Manchester City, he scored 260 goals, created 74 assistants and won 15 trophies – 5 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup, 6 League Cups and 3 Community Shields, the Premier League’s version of the Super Cup.
Internationally, Aguero was part of the Argentine World Cup in 2005 and 2007, as well as in 2008 Olympic gold in Beijing, with Leo Messi.