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Sergio Aguero would ‘love’ Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi to join Manchester City

Aguero: I’d love Messi at Man City

12/10/2017 at 10:11Updated 12/10/2017 at 11:21

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 Aguero

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."


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 Agüero

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.”