The Argentinian superstar posted pictures on Instagram of himself wearing a Barcelona shirt with the caption: “With the same commitment and passion as always, now Barca. Long live Barcelona.”
“It’s a huge joy because since I was a child, and even more now with Messi, I think Barca are the best club in the world,” Aguero said in a statement released by the club on Monday.
“Any player who is offered the chance to play for Barca will come running. I will try to do my best to help the club win great things.”
“We welcomed you with a tango, a very exciting dance, just like you, because we know you will score a lot of goals for Barca,” Laporta said in the statement.
Aguero joined City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and won five Premier League titles, one FA Cup and six League Cups.
The Argentine is City’s all-time top scorer with 260 goals in 390 appearances, but has struggled with injuries in recent seasons. He only made 12 Premier League appearances last season, scoring four goals.
Aguero was unable to help his side win the coveted Champions League, however, playing more than 20 minutes in his side’s 0-1 loss to Chelsea in Saturday’s final.
Barcelona have also announced the free signing of Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, who has signed a contract until the end of the 2025/26 season. The club have set the player’s buyout clause at 400 million euros ($ 489 million).
“The player literally has to ‘buy back’ his contract for the stipulated amount, although in practice it is the buying club that pays the amount through the player,” Geey said.
Garcia, 20, was part of Barcelona’s famous academy from 2008 to 2017 when he joined Manchester City.
The Spaniard, who was included in his country’s squad for Euro 2020 alongside new teammates Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets and Pedri, only made 12 appearances for City last season.
CNN’s Ben Church and Jack Guy contributed to this report.
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