Guardiola reveals Aguero will join Messi in Barcelona

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Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola has confirmed that star forward, Sergio Aguero is close to joining compatriot and buddy, Lionel Messi at Barcelona at the end of the current campaign.

He disclosed this in an interview with the BBC on Monday.

“Maybe I reveal a secret. Maybe he is close to agreeing a deal for the club of my heart — for Barcelona.

“He is going to be playing alongside the best player of all time, Messi,” Guardiola said.

Aguero, who is City’s record goalscorer, is expected to lead the lines against Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday, May 29, after which he becomes a free agent.

He made his final English Premier League appearance for the Citizens on Sunday, grabbing a double in the 5-0 humiliation of Everton.

This took his EPL goal tally to 184, the most by any player for a single club in England.

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If the Barcelona deal sails through, it would be Aguero’s second spell in Spain, having featured prominently for Atletico Madrid before moving to City in 2011.

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