“He offered it as soon as he left the team”… Why Messi’s best friend rejected Barcelona’s No. 10 uniform

Sergio Aguero has revealed why he turned down Barcelona’s No. 10 jersey.

Sports media “Sports Bible” reported on the 8th (Korea time), “Aguero revealed the surprising reason why he didn’t want Lionel Messi’s iconic No. 10 uniform in Barcelona.”

Aguero is a striker who will go down in Manchester City’s history. As soon as he joined Manchester City in the 2011/12 season, he led his team to the English Premier League title for the first time in 44 years.

Notably, he scored a miraculous goal in the second half of the game against the Queens Park Rangers in the final game of the league, contributing greatly to his team’s win. In his first season alone, he made as many as 30 goals and eight assists.

Aguero played as Manchester City’s main striker for 10 years. He played 390 games and scored 260 goals and 73 assists. During Aguero’s time, City won trophies, including five in the PL and six in the English Football League Cup.

There was no business in front of time. In the 2020/21 season, he did not play many games due to injury. In the end, Aguero left Manchester City and joined Barcelona.

Aguero recalled the time. “In January 2021, Man City told me they would not renew my contract,” he said. “I wanted to stay for another year. I was willing to sit on the bench. I barely played with Pep Guardiola, but I wanted to help.”

Barcelona aimed for this opportunity. Aguero also wanted to play with Messi, his best friend and teammate. Barcelona persuaded Aguero, saying that Messi will remain in the team. 마카오카지노도메인

However, as soon as Aguero joined Barcelona, Messi moved to Paris Saint-Germain. “I was confident that Messi’s contract renewal would be resolved well and that he would start training,” he said.

“I thought it was fake when I saw the news (of Messi’s transfer). I texted Messi and he answered yes. I didn’t know what to say anymore, so I didn’t answer anymore. When I saw Messi the next day, I was not in good condition,” he said.

Aguero was offered No. 10 by Barcelona after Messi’s transfer. It was the uniform number Messi used. “As soon as Messi left, his team offered No. 10 but he refused. I was No. 10 by all the teams. But I believed Messi would come back.”

“I told my team that Messi and Ansu Fati are the only players who can play this (No. 10). I told Ansu Fati to give it to Messi as his jersey number is too big,” he said.

Contrary to Aguero’s wishes, Messi did not return to Barcelona afterwards. Aguero also chose to retire after failing to perform at Barcelona due to a heart problem. Messi joined Inter Miami last season after playing for Paris Saint-Germain.

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