Barcelona have confirmed their deal to sign Sergio Agüero and the striker will be joined in the coming days by another player leaving Manchester City on a free, Eric García. The Spanish club also have an agreement to bring in Georginio Wijnaldum after his contract at Liverpool expires in June and intend to take up an option on the right-back Emerson Royal.
Agüero will officially become a Barcelona player on 1 July on a contract to 2023 e the club said his buyout clause was €100m (£86m). He made a tearful exit from City on Saturday night after coming on as a substitute in the Champions League final defeat by Chelsea.
The Argentina international, who turns 33 on Wednesday, leaves City at end of his deal as their record goalscorer but his appearances in the most recent season were restricted by injuries and Covid.
García is returning to the club where he spent years in the academy before joining City in 2017. The move was agreed in principle with the defender months ago and the 20-year-old, part of Spain’s Euro 2020 squad, is waiting to be announced as a Barcelona player on a contract to 2026.
Wijnaldum will also become part of the Camp Nou rebuild, subject to a medical, on a contract to 2024, the midfielder having been at Liverpool since 2016. Barcelona, who are deciding whether to continue with Ronald Koeman as manager, have an option on Emerson as part of the deal under which they signed him from Atlético Mineiro in 2019 and loaned him to Real Betis for two seasons.
Emerson is part of the Brazil squad for the Copa América, which will be played in Brazil after a late venue switch.