City legend Kun Aguero and Eric Garcia join Barca on free transfer
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Barcelona have completed the signing of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old striker underwent medical tests in Spain on Monday, just two days after his last match for City ended in a 1-0 Champions League final defeat to Chelsea.

The Argentina international, who will link up with friend and international team-mate Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, has signed a two-year contract that contains a €100million buy-out clause.

He will join on July 1 after his City contract expires.

“Everyone at Manchester City would like to take this opportunity to thank Sergio for his incredible contribution to our success over the last decade and wish him well on the remainder of his career,” the English champions said in a statement.

Aguero spent five years in LaLiga with Atletico Madrid until 2011, when he moved to City for a reported fee of £35m.

He scored a club-record 260 goals in 389 appearances in all competitions during a glittering decade in Manchester.

Aguero, who famously secured City’s first Premier League title in 2011-12 with an injury-time winner against QPR on the final day of the season, won the top-flight title five times in England.

He also won six EFL Cups and the FA Cup in 2018-19 as part of a domestic treble under Pep Guardiola, who described the forward as “a special person” who would be irreplaceable for the club.

Aguero scored twice on his final league appearance for City in the 5-0 win over Everton this month.

The goals took him to 184 in the Premier League – fourth in the all-time charts – and broke Wayne Rooney’s record for the most goals scored in the competition for a single club.

Barcelona have also confirmed that Eric Garcia will join the club from Manchester City on a free transfer on July 1.

Eric Garcia
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The 20-year-old Spaniard has agreed a five-year deal at Camp Nou that features a release clause worth €400m.

Garcia will sign his contract on Tuesday afternoon before he is presented as Barca’s latest acquisition at a press conference.

The Barcelona-born defender is returning to the club whose academy he elected to leave at the age of 16 to join Pep Guardiola at City.

In the four years since, Garcia progressed through the ranks at the Etihad Stadium and forced his way into the first team.

Garcia’s stay in England ends with him having made 35 appearances in all competitions, including 19 Premier League outings.

The centre-back becomes the second player to leave City for Barca at the end of his contract this summer after Sergio Aguero’s move between the clubs was confirmed this week.

Ronald Koeman is expected to secure another Premier League free transfer in departing Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.

Memphis Depay, whose deal with Lyon is also on the brink of expiry, is also thought to be close to joining the cash-strapped Catalans.


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