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Official: Barcelona complete the signing of Sergio Aguero

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After months of speculation and uncertainty over his future, Sergio Aguero has finally completed a move to Barcelona.

Barcelona have completed the free signing of Sergio Aguero from Manchester City.

The striker has signed a two-year contract with his decade-long spell at City ending upon the expiry of his contract next month.

City announced on March 29 that Aguero’s contract would not be renewed and that his 10-year stint at the club would end this summer.

On Monday afternoon, a statement on Barcelona’s website read: “FC Barcelona and Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero have reached an agreement for the player to 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 buy out clause is set at 100 million euros.”

Aguero joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and went on to score 260 goals for the club, none more important than the stoppage-time strike which sealed the 2012 Premier League title. Without a doubt, he leaves England as a Manchester City legend and Premier League icon at large.

The Argentine will return to La Liga ten years after he made his final appearance for Atletico Madrid, who he starred for between 2006-11.

The move will also see Aguero link up with close friend and compatriot Lionel Messi, although the future of the Barcelona captain is still in doubt at the moment. He will officially be presented as a Barcelona player on Monday, 7th of June.

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