Barcelona want to sign Sergio Agüero as a way of getting Lionel Messi to stay.
Both men are out of contract at the end of the season, which means they are free to talk to foreign clubs now.
However, newly elected Barcelona present Joan Laporta made convincing Messi to stay ay the Nou Camp a central plank of his election campaign, and he is ready to use Agüero as bait .
Now 32-years old, Agüero, who is City’s all-time leading goal scorer, but he has struggled with injuries this season, and has spent much of his time on the bench. City have already indicated that they will be looking for anew striker this summer, and whilst Pep Guardiola wants him to sign a new deal, he may have to content himself with a back-up role at the Etihad,
The pair have known each other since they were teenagers Messi is godfather to Aguero’s son Benjamin.
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