Sergio Aguero would ‘love’ Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi to join Manchester City
Sergio Aguero says he would love Lionel Messi to join him at Manchester City, but concedes a move for his Argentina team-mate would be “complicated”.
City have been linked with a £357m bid for Barcelona’s Messi, who is yet to sign a contract extension at the Nou Camp.
And Aguero says that with money no boundary for City, he would love to see the five-time Ballon d’Or winner head to Manchester.
Argentina strikers Lionel Messi (R) and Sergio AgueroReuters
"The money isn't a problem here," Aguero told TyC Sport.
"But I think Messi, like [Cristiano] Ronaldo, are players who are symbols of their clubs and it's difficult for them to leave.
"I would love to have Leo on my team, but that seems quite complicated."
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Messi’s heroics against Ecuador on Tuesday steered the two-time World Cup champions to Russia 2018.
Aguero was absent for the 3-1 win having suffered a broken rib in a car crash in Amsterdam.
Lionel Messi & Sergio AgüeroReuters
The City striker, who has returned to light training, defended his decision to head to the Netherlands for a gig, which is where the incident happened.
"When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain," he said.
"I was lucky that I know the agent of Maluma [a Colombian singer], he invited me and I went. I had almost two days off and going to the airport was when I had that accident.
"Then one thinks 'why did I [go]', but it's difficult to imagine that something like that could happen.”