MANCHESTER CITY could face a fight to keep Sergio Aguero following reports of Barcelona presidential hopefuls contacting the striker.
SunSport revealed last month that the LaLiga giants were tracking Aguero ahead of his contract expiring in June.
Sergio Aguero is reportedly ready to hear out an offer from BarcelonaCredit: Reuters
Presidential candidate Joan Laporta is one man rumoured to have contacted the striker’s campCredit: EPA
But it is understood that the 32-year-old would like to remain in Manchester.
A new contract offer is not expected to arrive until he can prove his fitness, having made just nine appearances all season.
Should Aguero become available, Barcelona are reportedly ready to snap him up.
According to Cadena Ser, a number of presidential candidates have enquired about the striker coming to Spain.
And they have reportedly been told that he is keen on the switch.
Aguero is good pals with Lionel Messi and his arrival may even help the club’s attempts to sign their talisman up to a new deal.
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Victor Font, Joan Laporta and Toni Freixa are in the running to take over Barcelona when the delayed elections take place on March 7.
Spanish outlet Carrusel Deportivo claim that Font is one of the men to have coveted Aguero, along with frontrunner Laporta.
However, one sticking point in negotiations could be the Spanish side’s ailing financial picture.
The coronavirus pandemic has bit Barcelona particularly hard, forcing two rounds of squad pay cuts in the past 12 months.
Aguero is back at work with City following a bout of coronavirus.
Pep Guardiola nonetheless expects the player to take a number of weeks to return to full fitness.
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Victor Font is another Barcelona hopeful linked with wanting AgueroCredit: EPA
The City boss said on Tuesday: “[Aguero] is still not training on the field.
“He started to move a little yesterday but he will need a few weeks to come back.
“He [tested] negative, this is the most important thing. He is healthy again and now he will come back again.
“As the top scorer it is important for us to have him back.”