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Manchester City Striker Wants To Join Barcelona: Should Koeman Bring Him To The Nou Camp?

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In a recent print edition, Sport has mentioned that Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero wants to join Barcelona this summer. It is believed that the Catalans are willing to offer the Argentine marksman a contract when he becomes a free agent at the end of this campaign but it will be on reduced terms which would fit Barca’s current financial reality (transcripted and translated by Sport Witness).

Aguero’s Growing Frustrations At The Etihad Stadium This Season

Aguero has endured a tough season with Man City as he has missed a lot of games because of multiple injuries. The 32-year-old has banged in three goals in 15 matches for the Mancunian outfit this term across all fronts.

The Argentine international’s lack of game time has seen him average 0.8 shots, 0.3 key passes and 0.1 dribbles per game in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League this season. However, he has distributed the ball relatively well after making 78.6% of his attempted passes in both those competitions (stats via whoscored).

The veteran forward is way past his prime but he would still believe that he can make an impact at the highest level for a few more years, so a switch to Barcelona could be a win-win situation for both the player and the Catalan club.

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What Are The Argentine Centre-Forward’s Best Attributes?

When Aguero is fit and playing well on the field, he can still score some important goals for his team. However, frequent injuries have taken a toll on his body which is why he has struggled to be consistent in the attacking third this season.

The 97-time Argentina international has got a wealth of experience in his locker and could still play an influential role in top-flight football. He possesses a winning mindset that could help Barca challenge for some major trophies in the coming seasons.

Should Barca Bring Aguero To Catalonia This Summer?

The Catalans are currently going through a difficult financial period, so they cannot afford to spend big money on a top striker this summer. Therefore, Aguero could be a decent choice for them as he will be available for free and could be a shrewd, low-risk acquisition for them in this off-season.

At 32, the Argentine sensation might still have a few good years left in him and could help Barca convince Lionel Messi to stay beyond the end of this campaign. With all things considered, Ronald Koeman should consider offering Aguero a chance to join his revolution at the Nou Camp during the summer transfer period.

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