fbpx
Connect with us

Football

Sergio Aguero hopeful of Lionel Messi staying at Barcelona

Sergio Aguero, who recently joined Barcelona from Manchester City, has said it is a pleasure to play alongside Lionel Messi and the playmaker will stick around so they can forge a new partnership.

Messi is a long-time of Aguero as the pair play for Argentina national team for several years, but this will be the first time they will play as teammates on the club level.

Advertisement

Messi have been heavily linked a move away from Camp Nou, but Aguero is optimistic they will have plenty of time together at the Nou Camp.

“I talk to Leo every day and he sent me a congratulatory message. Now that I will have him every day it will be much easier,” he told a press conference.

“What happens with Leo will be the decision of the club but it is a pleasure and a pride to play with Leo.

“If he continues, which I think he will, I will try to give
everything as he has always done.”

Advertisement

Aguero, who turns 33 on Wednesday, has signed a two-year contract at the Nou Camp with a buy-out clause of 100million euros (just over £86million).

He said there was only one club he wanted to join when he knew he was leaving City.

“I didn’t even hesitate. I didn’t want someone else to talk to me, just Barca,” he said.

“(Pep) Guardiola, when we won the Premier League, he told me ‘You’re going to the best team in the world’.

“For me, since I was a child – and now also because Leo is here – this is the greatest team.

“As a boy I said one day they will surely notice me and here I am.

“I will help to win and do great things. Except for last
season, at City I have had nine very good years and above all I have been able to help the team achieve important things.

Advertisement

“Last year, due to my knee, I could not be at the maximum, and also after Covid, but later on I felt good and the knee is perfect. Now we just have to show it here.”

Somewhat tellingly, Aguero said he had not spoken to
coach Ronald Koeman, whom Barcelona president Joan Laporta said had been informed by the board they wanted the Argentina striker.

Koeman’s own future remains the subject of discussion after the club finished third in LaLiga behind both Madrid teams and winning only the Copa del Rey.

“We told Koeman that we wanted Kun (Aguero). We wanted to close it before the Copa America,” said Laporta, who denied they had signed the striker to keep Messi happy after Luis Suarez’s departure last summer enraged their stay player.

Advertisement

“The signing of Kun is because he is exceptional. We want Kun at Barca, we also want Leo there, and this will be just one of the next signings that will come to this club.”

On Koeman’s future Laporta was less effusive.
“With Ronald I already said that we have started a period of reflection,” he added.

“He is a coach who has a contract and must be respected. We will see how everything goes but things are going very well.”

Advertisement
Vectru Exchange
Advertisement
1 Comment

1 Comment

  1. Pingback: La Liga president gives distressing update on Lionel Messi's Barcelona future | SportVectru

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Must SeeMore Must See

Portugal or Italy will definitely miss FIFA World Cup 2022 Portugal or Italy will definitely miss FIFA World Cup 2022

Portugal or Italy will definitely miss FIFA World Cup 2022

One of Italy or Portugal won’t be at the World Cup in 2022 subsequent...

'Not good news for other teams'- Jurgen Klopp reacts as Man United nearing Ralf Rangnick appointment 'Not good news for other teams'- Jurgen Klopp reacts as Man United nearing Ralf Rangnick appointment

‘Not good news for other teams’- Jurgen Klopp reacts as Man United nearing Ralf Rangnick appointment

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits Ralf Rangnick‘s imminent arrival at Manchester United is “unfortunate”...

Louis Saha reveals why Roy Keane is angry with Manchester United defender Harry Maguire Louis Saha reveals why Roy Keane is angry with Manchester United defender Harry Maguire

Louis Saha reveals why Roy Keane is angry with Manchester United defender Harry Maguire

Louis Saha has declared Roy Keane was right in his criticism of Harry Maguire...

Ronaldo Manchester United's style under threat with Ralf Rangnick appointment Ronaldo Manchester United's style under threat with Ralf Rangnick appointment

Ronaldo Manchester United’s style under threat with Ralf Rangnick appointment

Cristiano Ronaldo may reportedly need to change his playing style to highlight in a...

Advertisement

More in Football

Stay Closer- Like Our Facebook Page Today