Browsing: Sergio Aguero

Aguero sustained a right calf injury in Sunday’s training session, before Messi gave a farewell speech at the Camp Nou after Barca were unable to sign him to a new contract. Messi is expected to join Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent.

Messi was a free agent after his contract at Barca expired and he had courted interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City since first revealing a desire to end his 20-year relationship with Barca last summer. The 34-year-old’s previous contract was worth over €500m and that expired at the stroke of midnight on July 1.

Barca stated that the Argentine veteran will join them on July 1 when his current deal with Manchester City expires. Aguero’s buy-out clause has been set at €100 million ($122 million).

Pep Guardiola’s men booked their tickets to Istanbul with a 4-1 aggregate victory over last year’s runners-up Paris Saint-Germain, while Chelsea beat Real Madrid 3-1 over two legs to set up a European battle with their counterparts.

After a frustrating first 45 minutes in south London, it was City’s record goalscorer who broke the deadlock with a superb finish and Ferran Torres wrapped up the points soon after following a fine curled effort.

The Argentina international will leave the Citizens on a free transfer at the end of June, and a number of clubs are said to be competing for the 32-year-old’s signature.

A little over two months after their surprise 3-1 defeat to Lyon in the quarter-finals of last season’s tournament, City recovered from Luis Diaz’s early strike to get back in business with goals from Sergio Aguero, Ilkay Gundogan and Ferran Torres.

The Argentine went down inside the box after a challenge from Ben Mee, which saw him twist awkwardly on his way to the floor, eventually winning a penalty for his side.