Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says Sergio Aguero joining Barcelona will make the Catalan club stronger.
Aguero, 32, will leave Etihad Stadium when his contract expires this summer after scoring 260 goals in 389 games for the club.
He scored a brace in his last league appearance for City in their 5-0 home win against Everton on Sunday.
He could end his City career on a high when they take on Chelsea in the final of the Champions League next Saturday.
“Maybe I reveal a secret,” Guardiola told the BBC’s Match of the Day. “Maybe he is close to agreeing on a deal for the club of my heart – for Barcelona.
“He is going to be playing alongside the best player of all time, Messi.”
Guardiola added: “I’m pretty sure he is going to enjoy. And maybe Barcelona is stronger and stronger with him on the pitch.
“Sergio is a special person. It was a perfect game and a fairy tale moment, so good for him.”