Sergio Aguero's father has reported that Arsenal and Chelsea expressed interest in signing his son before a deal was agreed to join La Liga giants as a free agent.
Leonel Del Castillo has told Radio La Red of Aguero's decision to travel to Barcelona:
"He is happy right now after signing for Barcelona. I see him happy
"He didn’t know what was going to happen with his future. There were several clubs interested in signing him.
"Arsenal were interested in him and Chelsea to the last minute.
"If he didn’t stay in England, it was going to be Italy or Spain.
"He’s been friends with Lionel Messi since they were 15 and they’ve always talked.
"It looks like Messi is going to stay at Barcelona so they’re going to play together."
netted 260 goals for City through 390 appearances and helped City to five Premier League titles, six League Cup victories, and an FA Cup win.