Barcelona have held preliminary talks with representatives of Manchester Metropolis striker Sergio Aguero over a free switch this summer time.
Aguero, who’s Metropolis’s report goalscorer with 258 objectives in 387 appearances in all competitions, will go away the Etihad Stadium when his contract expires at the end of the season.
The 32-year-old Argentine spent 5 years enjoying in La Liga for Atletico Madrid previous to his transfer to Metropolis in 2011.
Aguero is focusing on a treble in his ultimate season with Metropolis, with the membership within the ultimate of the Champions League and on the verge of including the Premier League title to the League Cup.
He has performed a peripheral function this season below Pep Guardiola, making solely 17 appearances, partially on account of damage and sickness, and scored simply his fourth objective of the season in opposition to Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Aguero has been linked to a number of of Europe’s high golf equipment in latest weeks, with Chelsea believed to be among the many potential suitors ought to he resolve to stay within the Premier League.
Barcelona are hopeful of persuading captain Lionel Messi, a world team-mate of Aguero, to stay on the membership past this summer time.
Aguero is the fourth-highest goalscorer in Premier League historical past, together with his tally of 182 placing him behind solely former England internationals Alan Shearer (260), Wayne Rooney (208) and Andrew Cole (187).