Sergio Aguero reveals what he said to Lionel Messi when he learned that he was leaving Barcelona14 October 2021
Aguero joins as Messi departs
This summer saw free agents aplenty on the move.
Sergio Aguero was among the first to sign for a new club, joining Barcelona after a decade spent in the sky blue of Manchester City, during which time he notched up 184 Premier League goals, and won every major honour on the domestic front.
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However, one thing that neither he nor Barcelona counted on was the departure of club legend, and one of the greatest to ever play, Lionel Messi. It emerged that Aguero’s national teammate could not be added to the squad for the season ahead due to financial constraints, with Messi subsequently joining PSG on a free transfer.
Asked by Spanish outlet El Pais if he regretted joining Barcelona in the wake of Messi’s departure, Aguero revealed that, although he expected to play with his compatriot, he would have joined regardless. The Argentine claimed:
I arrived with the expectation of playing with Leo and that a good team would be put together, which was what the club tried to do. When they called me, I thought: “I don’t care what they pay me. I’m feeling good and I’m going to help the team as much as I can”
Aguero talks Esports
Bizarrely, Aguero recounts that when he visited Messi before his departure for Paris, it was Esports that dominated the understandably one-sided conversation, detailing:
It was a moment of shock. He was very bad. When I found out I couldn’t believe it. That Saturday I went to see him at his house. And, because of my personality, since I couldn’t see it well, I tried to make him forget what had happened. I saw that he was half off and was trying to distract him. I was telling him about my Esports team and the things we were doing.
With Aguero now fit and firing, having scored in a behind-closed-doors friendly earlier this week, there is a lot of pressure on the Argentine to fire Barcelona back towards where they belong.
Will he be able to do exactly that?
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