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Sergio Aguero Denies Reports Linking Him With Barca Exit Following Lionel Messi's Departure

By Amreen
Reports claimed Aguero wanted to leave Barcelona
Reports claimed Aguero wanted to leave Barcelona / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Sergio Aguero has dismissed reports suggesting he could leave Barcelona just two months after joining the club following Lionel Messi's departure.

The former Manchester City striker made it no secret that he joined Barca so that he could play alongside his good friend and compatriot, Messi. However, Beteve's 'La Porteria' programme claimed that Aguero told his lawyers to look for a way out of Camp Nou.

The news comes a day after the club officially announced that Messi would be leaving the club after 21 years with the Catalan giants with PSG his most likely destination. The report adds that Aguero delayed signing his deal with Barcelona as he was looking for assurances that Messi would indeed stay on at the club.

The Argentine has moved to ally fans' fears, who stopped him while driving, to ask him about his future. Aguero replied saying: "You'll have me all year long, don't worry."

After signing for Barca in May, the 33-year-old said: "Of course I hope to play with Lionel. I know him so well, we’re good friends. What happens with Leo is a decision that he and the club will make. It is a pride to play with him. I’ve played with him in the national team."

Aguero took to Instagram to post a picture of himself and Messi at the 34-year-old's farewell party, together with the caption: "All the best in whatever comes my friend. And always with that smile. I love you."