Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero is a longtime friend of Lionel Messi and now, he has set his heart on playing for FC Barcelona.

Leonel del Castillo, father of Kun Ahuero, spoke to Catalunya based newspaper yesterday. He claimed that his son wants to play alongside Messi for Barcelona and ready to leave Manchester City.

Leonel del Castillo told Spanish newspaper Esports COPE his son would be “delighted to go to Barcelona” but also went on to confirm that “Manchester City makes it impossible”.

However, Aguero’s father went on to suggest that his son is happy in Manchester and will not force through a move.

Interestingly, English newpaper The Sun went on to report on Thursday that Barcelona have made an offer of Aguero. The Sun reported that: “Luis Enrique has signalled his intent to shake up his squad after the Catalan club failed to win any silverware this season. That could see the likes of Cesc Fabregas, Pedro and Alexis move on to free up funds for a swoop for the City star.” This report makes the timing of Aguero’s fathers’ interview more interesting.

Meanwhile, FC Barcelona themselves are also interested in Aguero. New boss Luis Enrique is a big admirer of El Kun and he also wants to partner Messi and Neymar with him for next season.

The likes of Pedro Rodriguez and Alexis Sanchez have failed to impress the Barcelona management last season and they are ready to off load either both or one of the players. Luis Enrique feels that Kun Aguero, alongside Messi and Neymar will make a deadly combination upfront.

It is being understood that Barcelona will offer either Fabregas or Pedro to Manchester City as part of exchange deal as the club wants to adhere to the rules of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play. FC Barcelona have big transfer plans for this summer.

Barca boss Luis Enrique wants to sign at least one quality central defender this summer. Marquinhos of PSG is the most likely candidate to arrive at Camp Nou this summer. Barcelona are also looking for able deputy for Xavi Hernandez.

Xavi, 34, was not able to dictate the games last season in a way he used to do earlier and Barcelona management is aware of his growing age and looking for a world class midfielder. Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund is touted as the potential target of Barca.

All the aforementioned transfer deals are going to require huge investment of funds and hence Barca management is ready to sell some of their established stars.

Meanwhile Manchester City were recently fined by UEFA for not following the rules of FFP and they might decide to encash on Aguero in order to invest this money in more new players.