Sergio Aguero committed to Barcelona despite Lionel Messi departure

Sergio Aguero is committed to Barcelona
Sergio Aguero is committed to Barcelona / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Sergio Aguero remains committed to Barcelona despite the recent exit of countryman Lionel Messi.

The former Manchester City man completed his move to Camp Nou earlier this summer, bringing to an end an illustrious ten-year spell with the Premier League outfit.

Sergio Aguero will remain at Barcelona
Sergio Aguero will remain at Barcelona / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Aguero has previous spoken of his desire to play alongside Messi at club level, though his dreams were shattered on Thursday when Barcelona confirmed the superstar forward would not be signing a new deal at Camp Nou.

News of Messi's exit has caused reports to circulate suggesting Aguero no longer wants to play for the Blaugrana, but Sport claim this isn't the case and that he remains committed to the club.

The report adds that both Aguero and his family are already settled in Barcelona and as such he's not even considering the possibility of looking for a new club.

The news will come as a huge relief to Barça following club president Joan Laporta's admission that there's no chance of Messi returning to Camp Nou this summer, as La Liga's giants continue to try and drag their way out of the financial mess they find themselves in.

However, Aguero's decision to remain at Camp Nou may not quite be as cut and dry as the Spanish news outlet make out.

As is so often the case with such high-profile sagas, a number of conflicting reports have already started to circulate, with Spanish television channel Beteve (via the Daily Mail) claiming Aguero is in fact incensed at Barcelona's inability to tie Messi down to a new deal.

Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi with Argentina
Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi with Argentina / Gustavo Pagano/Getty Images

They claim that the former City striker is seeking an immediate exit from Barça just two months after joining the club, having previously been told Messi would definitely be signing a new contract.

We'll no doubt be treated to a whole host of reports relating to Aguero's future over the coming weeks, but for now Barcelona fans will just have to keep their fingers crossed that their new signing will still be at the club in a few months' time.