Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign Aguero shortly after Valverde's exit

Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign Aguero shortly after Valverde's exit

Lionel Messi has reportedly urged Barcelona to sign fellow countryman Sergio Aguero during the the summer transfer window.

Luis Suarez has been ruled out until the tail-end of the season after suffering a knee injury in the Spanish Super Cup semi finals against Atletico Madrid.

Barcelona are now in the market to look for a replacement for the Uruguayan forward who is expected to return until May.

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But reports in Spain claim Messi has insisted that La Blaugrana should sign red hot Manchester City striker Aguero who recently broke Thierry Henry's Premier League record against Aston Villa.

Aguero has just 18 months left on his current deal at the Etihad and the 32-year-old will be considering where he will spend final stages of his career.

The former Independiente striker has been tipped to return to his homeland in Argentina but an offer from the La Liga champions may be too good to say no.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Sergio Aguero ’s sensational treble against Aston Villa helped him move above Thierry Henry as the most prolific overseas player in EPL history, but that does not level him with Lionel Messi, according to Pep Guardiola.

The Argentine hitman's ingenuity was a subject of discussion on Sunday, January 12, after Man City thrashed their Premier League rivals to keep hope alive on the league log.

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