Manchester City are close to losing out on their dream Lionel Messi signing in the summer.
The Argentine’s recent interview with La Sexta TV saw him comment on his future and pretty much everything that has transpired at Camp Nou in the recent past.
Speaking about his future, the 33-year-old mentioned that he would like to wait until the end of this season to decide on his next destination but emphasized his need of finding a winning project.
Speaking to Diario GOL, presidential candidate Joan Laporta spoke about his plan of luring Lionel Messi into staying and this is how he plans to do it.
Sergio Aguero is yet to renew his contract at Manchester City and in the event that the renewal does not take place, he will walk out as a free agent at the end of this season.
So how does this help Barcelona and deal a blow to Manchester City at the same time?
Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi share a very intimate relationship and the pair have forged a dynamic partnership, playing for Argentina. Lionel Messi will be open to the idea of playing alongside Sergio Aguero who is a pure goal-scorer from all angles.
In the interview, Messi mentioned the way his two friends in Luis Suarez and Arturo Vidal were shown the door by the former president in Joseph Maria Bartomeu. Joan Laporta aims to restore Messi’s sense of belonging at the club by landing Sergio Aguero. In addition to that, if Aguero walks out as a free agent, it will be a quality signing for Barcelona at absolutely zero cost.
The Cityzens need to act fast when it comes to Lionel Messi as Barcelona are trying everything that they possibly can to keep their best player from leaving. While Messi did admit that he would send out the Burofax again, he has decided not to negotiate as a free agent with any club in this transfer window. Lionel Messi at 33 years of age can be an asset for the Sky Blues and that is largely because of the already tried and tested partnership of Pep Guardiola and the Argentine ace.
With the winter window already here, do you think Manchester City must renew the contract of Sergio Aguero?