FC Barcelona sign Sergio 'Kun' Aguero on a two-year contract

The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season and his buy out clause is set at 100 million euros.

Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi share a warm relationship. (Image credit: FC Barcelona Twitter)
By Arnab Mukherji | May 31, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

FC Barcelona and Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero have reached an agreement for the player to join the club from July 1. The date marks the conclusion of his contract with Manchester City. The player will sign a contract until the end of the 2022/23 season. His buy out clause is set at 100 million euros. Aguero’s presentation will take place on Monday according to the following timings (CEST). He will sign his contract in the President Sunol suite in a private event at 6 PM. This will be followed by a photo session at 6.25 PM on the field at Camp Nou. Finally, there will be a presentation and press conference at the Auditori 1899 at 7 PM.

Aguero played his last game for Manchester City, appearance number 390, in the recent Champions League final against Chelsea in Porto. After 10 seasons in the Premier League, he leaves as a legend as the club’s all time top scorer. Aguero is also the foreign player with the most goals in the Premier League.

The Argentine attacker scored 260 goals, churned out 74 assists 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.

Statue commissioned

In March it was confirmed a statue of the City striker has been commissioned to stand alongside those currently in work to honour David Silva and Vincent Kompany. Aguero will further be honoured by the installation of a dedicated and permanent mosaic at the City Football Academy.

The Argentina attacker will not be playing in La Liga for the first time. He left Independiente for Atletico Madrid in 2006. Aguero quickly made his name as one of the best strikers in Europe, winning a Europa League title in 2010, the UEFA Super Cup in 2011.

The footballer was the youngest player ever to feature in a top flight game in Argentina. He was just 15 years, 1 month and 13 days old when he came on for Independiente, surpassing the previous record set by his future father-in-law Diego Maradona. It will be interesting to see if he can make his presence felt for Barcelona.

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