BARCELONA: Sergio Aguero said today that he hopes to be “happy” to play alongside Lionel Messi after signing a two -year deal for Barcelona.
Aguero will become a Barca player when his contract with Manchester City expires at the end of June, ending a decade with the Premier League champions and his new team placing a buy -back clause worth 100 million euros on the 32 -year -old.
However he is still unsure whether Messi will be his team -mate next season as the club captain has yet to sign an extension of his existing contract which will expire next month.
“Marillah hopes we will play together … what happens to Leo depends on the decision he will make with the club,” Aguero told reporters at Camp Nou after being introduced on the popular pitch.
“Obviously, it’s an exciting thing if we play together. If he continues to be here, which I feel he will do, we will try our best for the club and he always does.”
Barca are hoping Aguero’s presence in Catalonia will convince his compatriots to stay as the club suffer from declining performances on the pitch and face financial problems.