Aguero played five seasons for Atletico before moving to Man City in 2011/12 to help Barcelona’s Spanish league rivals win the 2010 Europa League and 2011 UEFA Super Cup.
File picture of Sergio Aguero from Manchester City. AP photo
Barcelona said that Aguero will officially join the club from July 1st after his contract with Manchester City expires.
He will have a contract until the end of the 2022-23 season with a buyout clause of 100 million euros (US $ 122 million).
The 32-year-old Argentine will be introduced later on Monday from Barcelona. Spanish media said he had undergone medical treatment that morning. He was plagued by fitness problems during his last season at City and had knee surgery last year.
Barcelona missed a real striker like Aguero after letting go of Luis Suarez, who eventually helped Atletico Madrid win the Spanish championship to lead. Lionel Messi flourished as usual and became the top scorer in the Spanish league with 30 goals. However, teammates like Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele, Martin Braithwaite, Ansu Fati and Francisco Trincao did little to help him.
Aguero played five seasons for Atletico before moving to Man City in 2011/12 to help Barcelona’s Spanish league rivals. winning the 2010 Europa League and the 2011 UEFA Super Cup.
He spent 10 seasons in England and became the city’s top scorer and one of the greatest players of all time with 260 goals. At the end of his first season with City, he scored the dramatic injury-time winner against Queens Park Rangers in the final game of the season to claim the club’s title.
Aguero was with the Argentine squads for the U20s in 2005 and 2007 World Championship as well as in the national team, which won an Olympic gold medal alongside Messi in Beijing in 2008.
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Atletico’s players and substitutes piled on Suarez in the corner and at full time some of their players fell to their knees, not with ecstasy but with relief. The title is now just one win away.
He said the title, which follows four he won with Barcelona, »is special because of all that some of us have endured. »
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