Aguero finally confirmed his much anticipated free transfer arrival at the La Liga giants following his exit from Premier League champions Manchester City.
However, despite the fanfare surrounding Aguero’s move to Catalonia, the focus of his first press conference as a La Blaugrana player, centred on his Argentinian teammate.
“I am very happy. I will try to do my best to help the team win important things. Barcelona is the best team in the world”, as reported via Marca.
“I hope we will play together (Messi), but we have been negotiating for a long time.
“It is his decision to be made with the club. It has been a pleasure and pride to play together (with Argentina).
“I lived with him and I know him a lot. I think he will continue at Barcelona.”
❝𝘐 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭. 𝘐 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘸𝘦 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘱𝘭𝘢𝘺 𝘵𝘰𝘨𝘦𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 — 𝘐 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬 𝘸𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭.❞
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 31, 2021
Messi’s future with Ronald Koeman‘s side is set to dominate the agenda in the coming weeks with his current deal at the club expiring next month.
The club blocked his potential exit last summer amid reports the 33-year-old wanted to leave and kick start a new challenge away from Spain.
However, despite relations improving between Messi and the Barcelona hierarchy, there has been no confirmation on a new contract.
He is expected to confirm his intentions in July, when he returns to Spain after international duty with Argentina, alongside his new club teammate Aguero.
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