Barcelona ready to bid for City star.
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Barcelona are keen to boost their attack with a bid for Lionel Messi’s best friend – Man City striker Sergio Augero.
Barca boss Tito Vilanova is ready to offload both David Villa and Alexis Sanchez this summer, with Liverpool said to be eyeing a dramatic deal for Spaniard Villa and Tottenham tracking Sanchez.
According to Spanish source Fichajes, Vilanova wants former Atletico Madrid forward Aguero to replace the duo next summer and is ready to mount a monster bid to pry the 24-year-old from Manchester City.
City, whose new director of football is former Barcelona director Tkixi Begiristain, will fight tooth and nail to keep Aguero at the Etihad, after the forward netted 30 goals in his debut season, including the all important last gasp winner against QPR on the final day.
Aguero was a big hit in La Liga with Atletico Madrid, scoring 94 goals in his last four seasons at the Vicente Calderon and the Argentina international retains strong links in Spain – not least with Messi.
It is understood the forward would find it hard to turn down the chance to play with his friend and compatriot, which could mean City struggle to hold on to the star.
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