Man City: Departing Aguero has been 'wonderful servant'
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Barcelona are reportedly interested in signing another couple of Manchester City players this summer. Barca have already announced the arrival of both Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia. Aguero and Garcia will leave City at the end of their contracts and become Barca players on July 1.
Aguero leaves City as the club’s all-time top goalscorer.
The Argentina international has penned a two-year deal with Barca, with an £86million (€100m) buyout clause in his contract.
Garcia, meanwhile, has signed a contract until 2026 and has a staggering release clause of £343.3m (€400m).
However, Barca may not have finished their business with City this summer.
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Spanish outlet Sport claims Gabriel Jesus and Ilkay Gundogan are also targets for the La Liga giants.
Sport says City, who have a good relationship with Barca, could allow both players to leave the club.
Gundogan would be an alternative option to Georginio Wijnaldum.
Wijnaldum looked set to join Barca on a free transfer once his contract at Liverpool comes to an end.
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However, the Holland international is now likely to join Paris Saint-Germain after the French side put a higher offer on the table.
Gundogan’s departure would be the more surprising out of the two.
The Germany international has arguably had his best season in a City shirt.
Gundogan was City’s top goalscorer in all competitions with 17 strikes to his name.
The 30-year-old has two years remaining on his current deal at the Etihad.
Gabriel Jesus scored 14 goals last season but was often left out of the starting XI due to Pep Guardiola’s desire to play with a false No 9.
The Brazilian, 24, also has just two years remaining on his City contract.
If Barca do sign both Gundogan and Jesus then it would make it a quartet of former City players in Ronald Koeman’s squad.
Following the announcement of his arrival last week, Aguero insisted he was desperate to win more silverware with his new club.
“Of course it is a step forward in my career and hopefully I can help the team win things,” Aguero said.
“I want to play and help this squad, and if the team does it well, I will be happy individually.
“I want to send a big hug to everyone, to all the supporters I will try to give my best and hopefully the fans will enjoy my skills.
“They enjoyed me in other shirts but now I am here. I have changed a little bit.
“When I arrived in Europe to Atletico Madrid at 18 years old, I learned a lot, then I played for Manchester City in the Premier League.”
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