Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Striker Can't Hide His Love of Genius Leo

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City Striker Can't Hide His Love of Genius Leo

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SERGIO Aguero would 'love' to have Lionel Messi on his team as he reaffirms his commitment to City.

Messi, 30, has been allowed to enter the final year of his contract at Barcelona and could leave for free at the end of the season.

Despite several assurances from president Josep Maria Bartomeu that a new contract is all but done, it is yet to be officially announced by the club.

The availability of the Barcelona great will have the world's leading clubs on alert and Pep Guardiola will not be dissuaded that his former player is the best in the world.

Aguero knows exactly how good he is, having played with the Argentine at international level.

And having fought off competition from Gabriel Jesus for his first-team place last season, the City star - who is contracted up to 2020 according to club sources - is settled at the Etihad and looks better than ever under Guardiola this season, earning the manager's praise. …

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