Barcelona signed Aguero for free. The Argentine striker is on a free transfer after his contract with City expires this summer.
Aguero signed a contract that runs until June 2023 at Barcelona. Reportedly, Aguero’s salary has been cut by up to 50 percent of what he earned at City.
Guardiola was delighted that Aguero had joined Barcelona, the club he had previously played for. Guardiola feels how lucky Barcelona and Ronald Koeman are to have Aguero.
“(Ronald Koeman) did a great signing by signing Kun (Aguero), he is an incredible goalscorer, a very good person, he is a gem, very intelligent, as I said to Ronald, they have done an incredible signing. Guardiola said as reported Brand.
Pep Guardiola known to be very emotional when letting go Sergio Aguero. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach couldn’t hold back his emotion in Aguero’s last match with Manchester City in the Premier League.
“He is a special person for all of us. He is so good. He helped me a lot, he is very good. We can’t replace him, we can’t,” said Guardiola at the time, his voice starting to tremble and eyes red with tears.
However, by Aguero’s father, Guardiola was accused of only pretending. He said Guardiola never had any intention of keeping Aguero.
“I can’t believe his tears,” said Aguero’s father, Leonel del Castillo. “Guardiola never wanted (Sergio) Aguero,” he said.
Sergio Aguero left Manchester City after 10 years. He contributed 260 goals in 390 appearances in all competitions and helped lead City to five Premier League titles.