Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It Will Be Tough for Messi to Leave Barca Says Aguero

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

It Will Be Tough for Messi to Leave Barca Says Aguero

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SERGIO Aguero says it would be difficult for Lionel Messi to ever leave Barcelona because of his close association with the Catalan club.

The pair are international team-mates for Argentina and with Messi's tax affairs still under scrutiny from Spanish authorities, there has been a growing feeling he may one day end up in the Premier League.

With City one of the few clubs in world football capable of financing a deal for the forward - particularly in light of the deal struck with China Media Capital last month - they would be one of the favourites to sign him if he ever decided to leave the Nou Camp.

"If Messi wants to come here, let him come," Aguero said. "Hopefully he can be here at City but, of course, it's always the player's decision. …

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