Sergio Aguero, the new Barcelona forward, has disclosed that he declined the club's offer to wear the renowned No. 10 jersey because of his admiration for Lionel Messi, a close friend and club legend.
After his contract with Manchester City expired in the summer, Aguero joined the Catalan giants on a free transfer in the hopes of playing alongside Messi for the first time in their club careers.However, due to Barcelona's massive financial difficulties, the record six-time Ballon d'Or winner was unable to sign a new contract, forcing him to join Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer in what was perhaps the greatest trade in the clubs transfer history.With the 34 year departure, the No.10 shirt became available, with Sergio Aguero and Philippe Coutinho reportedly being offered the coveted garment.
In the end, Ansu Fati, an 18-year-old star, was given the shirt, while Aguero was given No. 19 "out of respect" for his compatriot.At Barcelona, you're refusing to wear the number 10 shirt?
"It wasn't because I didn't want to, but out of respect for Messi," Aguero explained.
For his part, the striker is currently injured and has yet to make an appearance for his new team, so it will be intriguing to see if he can lead Barcelona to titles this season once he is fully fit.
Sergio aguero now joins likes of mephis Depay at Barcelona.
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