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Sergio Aguero Wants Barcelona Exit After Lionel Messi Departure

By Amreen
Sergio Aguero wants a shock exit from Barcelona because Lionel Messi has left
Sergio Aguero wants a shock exit from Barcelona because Lionel Messi has left / Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images

Sergio Aguero reportedly wants to leave Barcelona after just two months following Lionel Messi's departure from the club.

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, according to Beteve's 'La Porteria' programme, Aguero has 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.

La Porteria add that Aguero's future at Barca "does not look good". 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."

In a statement on the club's website, the club explained that Messi would not be extending his stay due to "economic and structural obstacles". Paris Saint-Germain look to be leading the race for the Argentine's signature, but manager Mauricio Pochettino refused to be drawn into speculation over the transfer rumours.

"I have not spoken with (Messi). And (any move) would not mean that Kylian would leave," Pochettino said ahead of PSG's Ligue 1 season opener against Troyes on Saturday. "A player of Messi's calibre, that is what is interesting to me. The club are working on several options, but we must focus on the game with Troyes. In terms of Lionel Messi, we know what happened yesterday. I will not say anything different to that."