Sergio Aguero admits he has been doing his best to persuade Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi to sign for Manchester City – and has told him he should not be put off by the city’s infamous bad weather.
Barcelona’s Ballon d’Or winner Messi has been strongly linked with a move to City this summer, although the player admitted as recently as this week that he has “no intention” of playing for another European club.
Nonetheless, that has not stopped Aguero – who has previously expressed his hope such a transfer could happen – doing his best to persuade his friend and international team-mate to consider a move to the Etihad Stadium: “He already knows there’s no beach! I said to him, at the end of the day we spend most of our time at home.
“We play every three days and just eat and rest between games – so the weather is not really that important.
“So I told him Manchester is ideal as a city because you stay home, you play every three days, we can eat and play football together.”