The Argentina international has only played 310 minutes of Premier League football in the current campaign, and with his contract expiring over the summer, he’s been strongly linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium.
Aguero has enjoyed 10 trophy-laden years at City after joining from Atletico Madrid in a £38m move back in 2011, becoming the club’s all-time top goalscorer, but the 32-year-old’s time on English soil appears to be coming to an end.
One side that has been rumoured to be taking an interest in the South American is Barcelona, and McGarry and Castles provided an update on that situation.
McGarry said: “Our information at The Transfer Window is that Barcelona have expressed a solid interest in taking Aguero in the summer, however, it will be dependent – given the financial investment that will be required with regards to the contract and wages – on what Leo Messi does.
“It’s unlikely that both will play in the same team at the Camp Nou, although it’s not impossible. Obviously, Joan Laporta needs a statement signing in order to honour his commitment in terms of the election to the Barca fans.”
Castles replied: “Yeah, Aguero has been offered to Barcelona, and they’re interested in examining it. Laporta has made it public that he wants to keep Messi. That is the priority, getting the finances in place to satisfy him will be the priority.
“If Messi leaves, then there is this offer from Sergio Aguero, and his interest in coming to play in Spain again, and it’s appealing because it’s a big name and a man with an incredible record of scoring goals, albeit [he has] barely played any football this season.”
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However, at 32, Aguero may no longer be the player he once was, and it’s understandable why Pep Guardiola may want to go in a different direction this summer.
Replacing City’s No.10 will be a daunting task for any striker that the former Bayern Munich manager manages to bring in, though, and Aguero will go down as one of the Premier League’s greatest ever players.