Sergio Aguero reflects on ‘moment of shock’ as Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona was confirmed
Sergio Aguero looks back on ‘moment of shock’ when Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona was confirmed and claims his best friend was ‘very ill’ after the news, while revealing he tried to ‘distract’ him while visiting his home
- Sergio Aguero has talked about the ‘moment of shock’ when Lionel Messi left Barca . left
- The ex-Man City star is good friends with Messi and tried to comfort him
- He said his fellow Argentine was ‘very sick’ after visiting him at home
- Messi sealed a sensational free transfer to PSG this summer
Lionel Messi’s departure from Barcelona left the attacker ‘very sick’, according to close friend Sergio Aguero – when he revealed the ‘moment of shock’ as the legendary star’s departure was confirmed.
Messi finished his 20-year stint with the Catalan team this summer, as the poor side was unable to pay his dazzling £600,000-a-week salary, and the Argentine had to break down to tears during his farewell press conference when he was forced to leave. his beloved club.
The 34-year-old went on to seal a sensational free transfer to PSG to join former Barcelona team-mate Neymar and compatriots Angel Di Maria and Leondro Paredes, but the player found it difficult to deal with the immediate aftermath of his departure, according to former Man City striker and compatriot Aguero.
Sergio Aguero has revealed Lionel Messi was ‘very sick’ after his departure from Barcelona was confirmed
The ex-City star comforted Messi during a visit to his home after the news and tried to distract him
“It was a moment of shock,” he told El Pais. ‘He was very ill. When I found out, I couldn’t believe it.
‘That Saturday I went to visit him at his house. And because of my personality, because I couldn’t see him properly, I tried to make him forget what had happened.
“I saw he was half off and I tried to distract him. I told him about my Esports team. And the things we were doing.’
Messi went on to seal a sensational free transfer to PSG, with Barca unable to pay his salary
Aguero – a friend of Messi and an Argentine team-mate – said his departure was ‘a moment of shock’
Aguero has been a team-mate of Messi on the international scene for years, but the pair were together very briefly at club level when he signed for Barca on a free transfer this summer after leaving the Etihad.
He had been on the blue side of Manchester for ten years and looked forward to working with Messi before the club briefly announced the players would be putting an end to his long and iconic stint.
Aguero has yet to play for Barcelona since his move as he continues to recover from a calf problem, but scored in a training match this week as he ramped up his fitness to prove his worth to boss Ronald Koeman.
Messi himself hasn’t had much luck after his arrival in Paris either, scoring once so far and struggling to gel with his new team-mates – with the attacker so far unable to match the high standards that come from him. were expected.
Aguero had hoped to play with him at club level after joining Barca this summer
He scored his first goal for the club in the 2-0 Champions League win over Manchester City, but has yet to score in Ligue 1. Many fans had salivated at the prospect of him playing with Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, but the trio started together in the 2-0 loss to Rennes and failed to register a shot on target.
Messi insists he is happy in the French capital as he continues to adapt but was unable to hide his heartbreak when he was forced to leave Barca during his farewell press conference, with the tearful star insisting he wanted to stay and did everything possible to make it so to happen.
“This is really hard for me after so many years, being here all my life, I’m not ready for this and frankly last year with all the crap, I was convinced I knew what I wanted to say, but this year isn’t the the same,” he said.
It hasn’t been the dream start to life at PSG that many expected from Messi
“My family and I were convinced that I wanted to stay here, we all wanted that above all else. We thought we would stay here in Barcelona, today I have to say goodbye to this.
“We’ve always made this our home, we’re home and we thought we’d stay here in Barcelona.”
“My contract was never the problem… what I know is that I did everything I could. The club says it couldn’t happen because of La Liga. I can guarantee you that I did everything I could to stay.’