Aguero chooses Barcelona exit route which will see him depart in January

Date published: Tuesday 17th August 2021 12:16 - Dan Burnham

Sergio Aguero walking down the tunnel at the Nou Camp

Sergio Aguero is reportedly planning his exit route out of Barcelona which would see him leave just a matter of months after joining the Spanish giants.

Aguero agreed to join the club on a two-year deal after his contract with Manchester City expired. However, since the announcement in May, Barca have been thrown further and further into disarray. Their financial struggles have placed a massive strain on their business.

They were unable to register Aguero and fellow new signing Memphis Depay for some time. Their extortionate wage bill was too high to do so.

And this also led to the shock departure of icon Lionel Messi. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner offered to take a pay cut.

However, if even he were to have played for free, the Catalan club would have still been outside of LaLiga’s financial restrictions.

This was deeply saddening for the club and fans alike, as well as Aguero, who was reportedly ‘very angry’ about the fiasco.

A major reason why the Argentine had made the move to Spain was to play alongside his national side teammate and best friend.

And with Messi’s departure to Paris Saint-Germain done and dusted, it seems Aguero is already plotting his own departure.

According to LaLigaTV presenter Phil Kitromilides on the Spanish Football podcast (via Football Espana), the 33-year-old is eyeing up a mid-season switch to the MLS.

Sergio Aguero gestures

America is well known as a popular destination for footballers nearing the end of their careers.

Aguero is now registered as a Barcelona player following Gerard Pique’s offer to take a wage cut was accepted.

However, he will not be wearing their blue and red strip for a number of weeks after suffering a calf injury.

Earlier reports indicated the former City striker was exploring his options with his lawyers about getting out of his deal.

This latest report, however, suggests he will wait until January to escape across the Atlantic.

Coutinho next in line for Barca departure

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho is pushing for a return to the Premier League. Barcelona are willing to offload in a cut-price deal – but any potential return to Liverpool looks entirely out of the question.

The Brazilian completed what looked like a dream move to Barcelona in January 2018 for £142m. However, his time in Spain has not gone to plan. And their crippling debts mean Barcelona are desperate to move the player on.

The Catalan club are currently reeling after losses of €437m for last season.

As per reports, the club have informed Coutinho they will be allow him to leave this summer. And the chance to sign him is on the table for three English sides…

READ MOREThree Prem clubs consider Coutinho as Liverpool tell Kia Joorabchian straight

 

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