Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has ruled out moving to Barcelona to link up with fellow countryman Lionel Messi after the five-time Ballon d'Or revealed that the only way the duo would play together was if he moved to the Nou Camp.
The 29-year-old who helped City win their Premier League trophy has been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Etihad despite scoring a bucketful of goals, with Aguero netting 30 in all competitions, including 21 in the league this season.
Sergio Aguero on playing at club level with Lionel Messi:— City Watch (@City_Watch) May 17, 2018
"I believe it's impossible. There were possibilities before, but we're at an age where Leo is going to stay at Barcelona and I will stay at City, for now." [TyC Sports] pic.twitter.com/s0f5h2TXDr
Aguero who is contracted with the club till 2020 wants to remain put at Manchester despite Messi's claim.
“Sincerely, before there was that possibility. It is now a question of age for both him and for me. He is going to stay at Barcelona, where he's playing well, and I'll do so at City," Aguero confirmed as quoted by Express.
Since 2016 Copa America final with Argentina:— Roy Nemer (@RoyNemer) May 15, 2018
Paulo Dybala: 0 goals, 12 matches
Gonzalo Higuain: 1 goal (WCQ), 8 matches
Sergio Aguero: 2 goals (Friendly's), 7 matches
Angel Di Maria: 2 goals (1 in WCQ, 1 in friendly), 17 matches
Lionel Messi: 6 goals (all 6 in WCQ), 10 matches pic.twitter.com/1ryMIXcwUR
The striker is currently looking to get back to full fitness for the start of the World Cup after undergoing knee surgery earlier in the season.
“If I did not get the procedure done, I would've missed the World Cup. It's the first time in five years that I can flex my left knee well, without it hurting," he concluded.
Aguero will be part of Argentina's plans as they look to lift their first trophy since 1986 and the striker has scored 36 goals in 84 games for his country so far.