Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has admitted that he would for fellow countryman Lionel Messi to join him at the Etihad, however revealing that the move could be quite complicated.
The 30-year-old striker has a buy-out clause of £268.7 m which was set by his current club Barcelona and while it looks like a huge sum of money, Aguero believes that finances will not be an issue if Messi was keen to make the move.
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"The money isn't a problem here. But I think Messi, like [Cristiano] Ronaldo, are players who are symbols of their clubs and it's difficult for them to leave. I would love to have Leo on my team, but that seems quite complicated", Aguero said as quoted by Sky Sports.
Aguero who is currently out injured suffering a broken rib after getting into an accident in Amsterdam has been criticised for his decision to go for a concert just days before City's important fixture against Chelsea.
He though defended his action, claiming that players often go abroad on their day off.
"When a player has a free day at Manchester City, most of the players go to London, others to Italy, some to Spain. I was lucky that I know the agent of Maluma [a Colombian singer], he invited me and I went. I had almost two days off and going to the airport was when I had that accident.
"Then one thinks 'why did I [go]', but it's difficult to imagine that something like that could happen", the striker concluded.
The striker who has resumed training in all probability will miss the Citizens next clash which takes place on Saturday when they host Stoke City in the Premier League.