Barcelona may have made one of the biggest scoops in this summer transfer window, following the arrival of Sergio Kún Aguero on a bosman deal after seeing our his contract with Premier League Champions, Manchester City.

A few years ago, suitors for the Argentine would have been lining up with millions to sniff away the talisman, but to get him for free for at least two years like Barcelona have, would have been a daydream for any team.


It is an important signing for Barcelona upfront after an unimpressive season which saw them lose out the championship to Atletico Madrid despite having several opportunities to win the title which they blew.

Maybe not an entirely bad ending given how they started the season, the beginning of which was marred with the uncertainty about the future of club captain, Lionel Messi and the eventual changes that happened at management level.

Despite the hard times, the won the Copa del Rey and finished third on the log. Of course, this is uncharacteristic of the Barcelona we all know, nonetheless, it was something appreciable given that hey had to turn to many youth products to execute the season.

Their biggest regret over the last summer would be the departure of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid and the manner in which the Uruguayan felt he was treated. The former Liverpool striker went ahead to guide Atletico Madrid to the title on the last day.

It is in the light of this that the signing of Aguero may prove vital. A move to replace a world class striker with another, may just be the first step in the right direction for the Catalan club.

Aguero is leaving City after becoming the club's record goalscorer with 260 goals. A decade-long relationship with the blue side of Manchester, ladden with success; 5 premier league titles, 1 FA Cup, 6 League cups and 2 Community Shield honors.

Just like yesterday, his strike on the last matchday in 2012 against Queens Park Rangers to guide city to their first ever premier league trophy. Manchester United had concluded their own match on the day and were only waiting for their City rivals to falter, at least draw, and the trophy would have been headed the red part of the city. Aguero stepped up and changed the story.

Ever since, the 32-year old has turned out to become a cult hero at the club with preparations in progress to have his statue alongside former teammate David Silva and ex-captain, Vincent Kompany's at the club.


In his ten years at the club, he averaged 18 goals per season with his best return coming in the 2014/2015 league season when he won the Premier League Golden Boot with 26 goals.

Aguero is no stranger to the La Liga having joined Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, where he bagged 74 league goals in 175 appearances for the capital side.

With the reports emerging that Barcelona have, through their new president, Joan Laporta convinced Lionel Messi to remain at the cub, the prospect of lining up with Aguero will be something that brings joy back to the faces of the fans.

The pair have before now been partnering at the national team level with Argentina and will be taking their relationship a notch further playing at the same club.

Barcelona fan should be excited that they have gotten themselves one of the best strikers in the game and at just 32, he still has a few years to offer at the top. Perhaps, this will help them forget about the loss of Luis Suarez and rekindle their giant status both home and abroad.