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Menotti Backs Aguero to Fill Suarez's Void for Messi at Barcelona

Mudeet Arora
Aguero and Messi will be leading Barcelona's attack next season
Aguero and Messi will be leading Barcelona's attack next season / Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images

Former Barcelona and Argentina manager Cesar Luis Menotti has expressed his happiness at Sergio Aguero's move to Catalonia by hoping that the striker will be able to fill the void left by Luis Suarez as Lionel Messi's attacking partner.

Barcelona surprisingly let go of Suarez last year and even approved a move for him to direct title rivals Atletico Madrid, who then ended up winning the La Liga title last season.

The worst part about Suarez's sale is that throughout the last season, Barcelona missed a player like him while he was leading Atletico to glory.

This summer, Barcelona have tried to rectify the situation with the signing of Sergio Aguero, who is expected to build an incredible partnership with his international teammate Messi at Camp Nou.

Menotti believes Aguero will serve his purpose.

Lionel Messi, Sergio Agüero
Aguero is expected to fire alongside Messi at Barcelona next season / Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images

The former Barcelona and Argentina boss told Super Deportivo Radio, "Messi was a great friend of Suarez, I still don't know what Barcelona did to let him go, something that I think Messi felt a lot.

"And now Aguero is with him, they are always together and they have a very healthy relationship. Messi is going to be happy with this crazy man who is divine, because he is funny and also does not have anything to prove. He is a character, a charming boy."

Menotti was also asked about his thoughts on Messi's future at Barcelona and the Argentine great said, "Messi is at his best in every way: physically he is a boy who always prepares, who has not had serious injuries.

"Emotionally, I also see him that way, today is Messi's best moment, because he looks happy. He is a footballer who, unlike others, is prepared to win a game in any way, to make his team-mates play well and to make his team play well. And look how difficult it is to be Messi."