The Mail Online claim that Messi has asked the Catalan giants to sign Aguero as part of the terms and conditions to his new contract.
It is believed that Messi is close to agreeing a new deal worth £16.5 million-a-year but the request to sign Aguero came as somewhat of a surprise to officials.
Messi also asked that goalkeeper Jose Manuel Pinto was offered a new deal at the club. The duo are good friends and the contract extension would mean that Pinto would not be leaving at the end of the season.
Messi currently has a deal that runs until 2018 but Barcelona are keen to tie down the four-time World Player of the Year which means that Manchester City could face a struggle to hold on to their star man.
It’s no surprise to hear that some of the best clubs in Europe take an interest with Aguero nabbing 17 goals despite enduring an injury hit season.
Aguero himself is on the verge of earning another Premier League title and there aren’t too many people, including Manchester City fans, that would blame Aguero for wanting to chase a fresh challenge.
Manchester City fans. If Aguero was to be lured to the Camp Nou, who could replace him? Let us know your thoughts below.
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