Manchester City star Sergio Aguero likes transferring to Barcelona this summer, however manager Ronald Koeman is stated to choose Memphis Depay, Marca reports.
The Argentine will leave the Cityzens after a years when his contract ends this summer, and he has been greatly related to a move to Camp Nou.
It is now reported that the 32- year-old is open to joining the Catalan giants, where he could play along with compatriot and friend Lionel Messi.
Nevertheless, his transfer does not appear a priority for Koeman. The Dutchman favours a relocation for Depay, who came close to joining the club from Lyon last summer.
Like Aguero, Depay could be offered on a free transfer with his contract ending in June, and the Blaugrana think he might be a low-cost option.
Additionally, it is stated that age and better fitness levels of Depay could see Koeman lean towards signing his compatriot over Aguero this summer.
Aguero has actually had a tough 2020/21 campaign with the Cityzens, signing up only 14 appearances due to injuries, coronavirus and competitors for locations.
He has had a variety of niggles in recent years, and Koeman is most likely circumspect over a relocation as the striker might also command a substantial signing-on charge.
Depay is almost five years younger than Aguero, and he may suit Koeman’s style, having played under him for the Netherlands.
Koeman was pivotal in transforming Depay from a left-winger into an authentic scoring striker, and the 27- year-old might be lured by a reunion at the club level.
Depay, who is valued at EUR45 million by Transfermarkt, seems the more feasible option, but it is reported that Messi has actually asked the hierarchy to sign Aguero this summertime.
Messi’s existing offer ends in June and among his primary conditions to sign a new agreement is that the club land the signature of his countrymate.
Statistics from Transfermarkt.es