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Rumour: Lionel Messi asks Barcelona to sign Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero

Lionel Messi asks Barcelona to sign Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero

Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona

Lionel Messi has urged FC Barcelona officials to sign his Argentine team-mate and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero for the next season as he negotiates an improved contract with the club.

The Blaugrana Talisman, who is close to renewing his contract with the Catalan outfit, has put forward the  proposal of bringing Aguero to the Camp Nou.

Reports suggest that he also wants the club to extend goalkeeper Pinto’s contract which expires this season.

Catalan television station TV3 reported that Messi and his father Jorge have made these two sporting suggestions for solving the crisis at Barcelona after they endured a disappointing season.

It is believed that the question of signing Aguero was raised when Jorge met club’s general director Antoni Rossich and economic vice-president Javier Faus on Tuesday in Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Pinto, who was supposed to leave the club this season might have his contract extended after Messi has asked the club representatives to keep him in Catalonia.

Earlier,Pinto, who is a good friend of the Argentine, had already revealed his decision to leave the club to his team-mates. After Messi’s demand, he could probably stay back.

Messi’s last contract, which he signed in 2013, tied him with the club till 2018. However, Barcelona would want him to retire at the club and are arranging a new deal in order to fulfill their objective.

This will be the seventh contract renewal in nine years if the Argentine agrees to the terms.

Previously, Josep Maria Bartomeu had said, “We are being unfair to Leo. Our club members need to understand that we must take care of Messi.”

“He has made such an important contribution to this club and he will continue to do so. That’s why we have no doubt that he will lead the future of the club.”

“He is young, he is the best player in the world, and we believe in him,” he added.

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