A Sergio Aguero injury has prevented the striker from making his Barcelona debut, but he is stepping up his training as he recovers from a calf injury. The striker joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer but is yet to play a game for the Catalan club due to a strained tendon.
Sergio Aguero Injury: Striker to Return
Barcelona Are in Need of a New Talisman Since Lionel Messi Made the Switch to Paris
Sergio Aguero is still recovering from a calf injury and it could be mid-October before we see him make his debut. There is a lot depending on Aguero as the club is in a state of transition. As well as Messi leaving, Antoine Griezmann is on loan at Atletico Madrid. Therefore, there is a void at Barcelona and Aguero needs to fill it.
Aguero signed a two-year contract with Barcelona and there is a lot of expectation for him to succeed. The reason for this expectation is his impressive career at Manchester City with the striker scoring 184 times in 275 games for the Citizens. Leaving for something new, Aguero is hopeful of continuing his incredible scoring record with arguably the biggest club in the world.
As reported in the Daily Mail, Aguero is keen to improve the Barcelona squad: “Of course it is a step forward in my career and hopefully I can help the team win things. I want to play and help this squad, and if the team does it well, I will be happy individually,”
The 33-year-old is guaranteed to score goals unfortunately injuries are also included in that guarantee. With the risk of injuries always looming, Barcelona manager Ronald Koeman needs to exercise caution with his new signing.
Koeman Contract Talks Begin
Ronald Koeman was a major advocate of the Sergio Aguero signing as he is working to build a long-term plan for the club. Despite the goal of long-term stability, Koeman needs to rectify the here and now. Signing Aguero is seen as a sure-fire way of winning games in the short term.
Keeping Aguero fit and healthy is easier said than done, however. Although, there are other options available with Memphis Depay, Ansu Fati, and Martin Braithwaite all capable squad members.
The three tests for Koeman will be the Champions League, La Liga, and the Copa del Rey. Winning two out of three of these competitions will be more than enough. However, Barcelona are still some way from being favourites to do so.
There is reportedly a new contract waiting for the Barcelona manager. In an interview with Onze TV, club president Joan Laporta admits that talks are in progress. Koeman’s current contract expires on June 30, 2022, and the club are keen to extend this. As the rebuild of the club continues, it makes sense to add stability by extending Koeman’s contract.