Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City when his deal ends at the end of the season, the club and player reported on Monday.
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) March 29, 2021
Following his 2011 transfer from Atletico Madrid, Aguero has spent ten years at City and has established himself as one of the club’s greatest ever players.
WE examines some of the options available to the 32-year-old Argentina striker, who has 257 goals in 384 appearances for City.
The Spanish giants have been touted as the frontrunners to sign Aguero this summer. It’s a move that makes a great deal of sense. Barcelona is in financial trouble, so the opportunity to sign an established goalscorer on a free transfer would pique their interest. Beyond Lionel Messi, an established goalscorer is something Barcelona has lacked since Luis Suarez left last summer.
Signing Sergio Aguero could be a win-win situation for Barcelona. Since the Manchester City striker is close friends with Messi, his arrival at the Camp Nou could persuade the club’s captain and best player to prolong his stay.
For some time, Major League Soccer has been mentioned as a possible destination for Aguero, and an American club might take advantage of the situation to make a lucrative offer to the Argentine striker.
A move to Hollywood, with either Los Angeles FC or the LA Galaxy, could entice Aguero, who would become the first high-profile footballer to take his talents to America.
Can an MLS team have the pulling power to persuade Aguero to effectively call time on his top-level career if the opportunity to stay at a major club in Europe presents itself? Although it seems unlikely at this time, the MLS appears to be a possible destination at some stage.
Juventus, like Barcelona, has been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, and their stranglehold on Italian football has loosened this season. This summer, Turin is expected to make changes in order to balance the books and refresh the playing squad.
According to reports, Juventus wants to pair Aguero with Cristiano Ronaldo next season while selling Paulo Dybala for €45 million. Such a situation will help to resolve both problems by bolstering the club’s finances and refreshing the team with a player who, when fit, can guarantee goals.
PSG has also been linked with a summer transfer for Aguero, with rumors saying Pochettino wants to bring the Argentine to Paris as a back-up to Kylian Mbappe.
Indeed, Mbappe’s future at PSG is far from certain, with the French star nearing the end of his deal, so if he leaves this summer, PSG’s interest in Aguero may grow.
This will be a trip down memory lane even more, as Aguero had previously played for Argentina’s Independiente, having progressed through their youth ranks. In 2003, he made his first-team debut at the age of 15 years and 13 days.