Manchester Metropolis boss Pep Guardiola stated striker Sergio Aguero is near agreeing a deal to hitch Barcelona.
Aguero is about to go away on the finish of the season as a free agent after Metropolis’s Champions League ultimate towards Chelsea on Saturday.
The 32-year-old signed off from the Premier League in good type on Sunday, scoring twice because the champions completed with a 5-0 win over Everton.
Talking afterwards, former Barcelona supervisor Guardiola revealed Metropolis’s report goalscorer is on the verge of becoming a member of Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi in Spain.
“Possibly I reveal a secret. Possibly he’s near agreeing a deal for the membership of my coronary heart – for Barcelona,” Guardiola informed Match of the Day.
“He’s going to be enjoying alongside the perfect participant of all time, Messi.”
Barcelona, who gained three La Liga and two Champions League titles underneath Guardiola, got here third in La Liga this season, ending seven factors behind champions Atletico Madrid and 5 behind Actual Madrid.
Ronald Koeman’s facet had been additionally knocked out on the last-16 stage of the Champions League when shedding to Paris Saint-Germain.
“I am fairly certain he’s going to get pleasure from,” Guardiola added. “And perhaps Barcelona are stronger and stronger with him on the pitch.”
‘Being at Metropolis an honour’
Aguero, who has gained 5 Premier League titles, informed Sky Sports activities after the win over Everton: “Earlier than the sport, I felt so unusual, the feeling is just not good. I desire to consider the great moments.
“I am a striker, my goal is to attain objectives, so I am so comfortable as a result of it is my final recreation and to attain two objectives is implausible for me.
“Once I got here right here the primary title for me was crucial, for the membership and for me. Then Man Metropolis began to win extra titles so I am so comfortable as a result of it isn’t simple to be 10 years at one membership, for me, it is an honour.”
Emotional Pep pays tribute to Aguero
Guardiola additionally paid an emotional tribute to the Argentinian, whose objectives accomplished a rout after earlier strikes from Kevin De Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden.
He stated: “We love him a lot – he’s a particular individual for all of us. We cannot exchange him. He confirmed his high quality in these half-hour.
“It was an ideal finish, a fairytale second. It was so good.
“He made an unimaginable two objectives to complete the sport in a great temper and now now we have 5 days to organize for the ultimate.”
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