Sergio Aguero has been officially unveiled as a Barcelona player, linking up with his best friend and Argentina teammate Leo Messi. However, what does the player’s arrival bring to the club and will he be a success at Barcelona?
Aguero is an extremely experienced striker and knows La Liga well due to his spell with Atletico Madrid before joining Manchester City. Moreover, he is an orthodox number 9 that matches the style of Barcelona.
He can do more than hold up the ball and can dribble past the opposition as well. His ability to link up with other players even in tight spaces makes him an even bigger threat. And that is also one of the reasons why his style of play matches that of Barcelona.
His familiarity with Messi also calls for a shorter time to get adjusted to the attacking side of things, while his clinical finishing makes him exactly what Ronald Koeman has been holding out for.
The newly signed player turned 33 today and has struggled with injuries over the last few seasons. His knee has been particularly susceptible to damage recently, and that caused him to sit on the bench for prolonged spells in his last two seasons at City.
He missed 24 games this past season and 17 the season before, this makes his position as a starter a questionable one. And considering the number of injury problems Barcelona are having to deal with, Koeman will have to be careful with the Argentinian striker.