Sergio Aguero has left Manchester City to join Barcelona on a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Aguero’s departure from the Etihad was announced at the end of March after Pep Guardiola informed City’s record scorer of the club’s decision not to renew his contract.
The 32-year-old, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has been limited in his appearances this season due to injuries and illnesses.
Aguero, one of the most influential players in club history, is leaving City after winning five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and six League Cups.
Although he helped reclaim the league title this season, Aguero stepped down after being a substitute against Chelsea in the Champions League final, which his side lost 1-0 at Estadio Do Dragao in Porto. .
The Argentina international has scored 260 goals in 390 appearances in all competitions under Roberto Mancini, Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola and is stepping down as the fourth highest scorer in Premier League history and record holder in City history.
Eric Garcia Aguero is expected to follow by joining Barcelona this summer. The defender is a product of the La Masia academy and Guardiola brought him to the Etihad in 2017, but he has only made six high profile appearances this season.
Barcelona won the Copa del Rey but missed out on the La Liga title this season, finishing seven points behind league winner Atletico.
Meanwhile, Guardiola says he plans to stay at City for the long haul because the club ‘give the manager everything he needs’, after the Spaniard guided the club to a third Premier League triumph under his mandate.
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