New Barcelona signing Sergio Aguero confident ‘good friend’ Lionel Messi will stay
at Nou Camp, Messi, 33, was close to leaving Barcelona last summer and is yet to sign
a contract extension, with his current deal set to expire at the end of June.
‘What happens with Leo is a decision that he and the club will make. It is a pride to play
with him. I’ve played with him in the national team.
If he stays here, which I think he will, we will try to give our best for the club. I’ve spoken
with Messi, I speak with him every day.
‘But I can’t tell you what we talk about. The last message was that he congratulated me,
but we continued to talk about other things, which I can’t share.’
Aguero also said he has wanted to play for Barcelona since he was a child and did not
hesitate to accept their offer.
He added: ‘I am very happy, I will try to do my best for the club, help the team win
important things. It is an immense joy.
‘For me, Barca has always been the best team in the world and Leo [Messi] is also there.
‘I told [president Joan] Laporta before that as a boy I said: “One day they will surely
notice me.” And here I am. I didn’t imagine it, but anyone runs to sign for Barca.
‘When Barcelona asked about me, I didn’t even hesitate. I told my agent that I didn’t
want him to talk to another team, only Barca.
‘It was an immense joy when they contacted my agent. I’ve been interested since I
was 14 years old.’