Lionel Messi shares a great bond with Sergio Aguero and feels that the Manchester City record goalscorer will be the ideal guy to replace injured Luis Suarez at Barcelona.
Reports on Mirror suggest that FC Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi had a one-on-one meeting with their new boss Quique Setien. The former Real Betis manager recently replaced Ernesto Valverde at the helm and was welcomed by the Barcelona supporters all over the world.
However Setien will have a tough job in maintaining the lead in the La Liga points table and also incorporating his possession-based gameplay. With Luis Suarez sidelined for at least four months, Setien is likely to face problems in attack in the Uruguayan’s absence.
Therefore, Messi has urged the Spanish tactician to make a bid and try and lure his compatriot Sergio Aguero from Manchester City. Messi wants the Barca management to act promptly and replace Suarez with someone like Aguero as they are likely to miss the Uruguayan for the remainder of this season.
Although Barcelona have not yet followed up with any bid for the Manchester City talisman, it is pretty unlikely that Pep Guardiola will allow someone like Aguero to leave Etihad anytime soon. The Manchester City record goalscorer is easily considered as one of the best forwards of this generation and therefore even Messi feels that he can fill the void left by Suarez.
Aguero’s current contract with Manchester City runs till 2021 and the Argentine forward has expressed his desire of finishing his career at his boyhood club, Independiente. However Pep Guardiola has hinted that the Citizens are likely to offer him another contract before letting him join his boyhood club back in Argentina.
The Catalans on the other hand won their first match against Granada 1-0 with Setien at the helm as Messi partnered Antoine Greizmann upfront in a 3-5-2 formation. The Blaugrana are definitely short of quality forwards in their ranks and Setien should chalk out some ideas in this transfer window as this is his last chance to make amends to his side as tougher challenges await.
While it will be difficult to lure Aguero from Manchester City, Barcelona must look for reinforcements in attack in this transfer window as it may define their fate in the coming months both in Spain and also in Europe.