Sergio Aguero convinced Lionel Messi to stay with Barcelona

Published:27 May 2021

Manchester City

Lionel Messi is expected to remain at Barcelona, according to Sergio Aguero. The Argentine striker will join the Catalan club on a free transfer from Manchester City this summer.

According to La Porteria, Aguero is only joining Barcelona because he is confident that Messi will not leave the club. On a two-year contract, Aguero is expected to receive €5 million per season at Camp Nou.

Sergio Aguero will leave Manchester City this summer after the club agreed not to renew his deal. The Argentine striker had been linked with some clubs, but it appears that Barcelona has won the race to sign him.

Since attempting to leave Barcelona last summer, Lionel Messi's future has been in doubt. Things have changed now, and the Argentine may be able to stay at Camp Nou for the time being.

Rivaldo has encouraged his former club Barcelona to sign Sergio Aguero this summer. After the sale of Luis Suarez to Atletico Madrid last summer, the Brazilian believes the Catalans need a striker. According to Rivaldo, the Manchester City star may be the perfect substitute.

Rivaldo also mentioned how Aguero's arrival could convince Messi to remain at Barcelona and save the club money.

Memphis Depay will be a free agent in the summer, is also a target for Barcelona. Last summer, the Dutchman came close to joining the Catalan side but could not complete the transfer. Barcelona was unable to pay the fee required to acquire the Lyon striker, and as a result, the deal came to a halt.