"What a pleasure to see you again, we say to each other without speaking, today everything begins again and it will be what it already was", says part of the theme "Before and after" of "Ciro y los Persas". And the one who could sing it in a very short period of time's Lionel Messi, if he finally decides to stay and play in Barcelona. It's that while he negotiates the extension of his contract and enjoys a few days of vacation, the leadership of the Catalan club focuses on putting together a competitive team for the coming season and thus make La Pulga stay. And for that to happen, in the last hours he reached an agreement to hire Sergio Agüero for the next two seasons, who's released from Manchester City and is a close friend of Rosario.
In principle, the link between Agüero and the Blaugrana club will last until June 2023, that's, it will last two years. As revealed by the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, a specialist in transfers and the European transfer market, the attacker who emerged from Independiente has arranged to collect a bonus in the event that Barcelona become champion of the Champions League during his stay at the club.
The big announcement of Kun's arrival will be made once the current Champions League ends, in which Manchester City will face Chelsea in the final. The duel that will be played next Saturday, May 29 at the Dragao Stadium in Porto, Portugal, will mean the final point for the Argentine's passage through the Citizen cast.
Spanish media published that there is an intention on the part of the Catalans to close everything before Agüero travels to Argentina. For that reason, the signing of the contract and the medical review would take place around May 30. Sport reported that Kun will receive a salary already adjusted to the salary limit that the Barça entity has and, according to La Portería of the Spanish television channel Betevé, it would earn five million euros for each of the two years of the relationship.
Romano not only confirmed the details of Agüero's contract, but also reported that Barcelona's about to close another hierarchy reinforcement. According to the Italian journalist, the Dutch Memphis Depay, who in the last hours confirmed his departure from Olympique Lyon, has confirmed to his legal advisers that he wants to follow his career with the Blaugrana team.
The other names that sound at this time are those of the Spanish defender of Manchester City, Eric García, who already knows Barça after having taken his first steps in the quarry and Emerson Royal, the Brazilian side who was on loan at Betis.