- Lionel Messi wants his compatriot Sergio Aguero to join him at Barcelona
- The Catalans have been struggling lately in front of goal with Suarez and Dembele out injured
- Aguero is the fourth Premier League all-time highest goals scorer after Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Andrew Cole
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has urged his new manager Quique Setien to make Argentine Sergio Aguero his first signing.
The 61-year-old was named as a replacement for the sacked Ernesto Valverde earlier this month in a deal that will expire in the summer of 2022.
Setien takes charge of his first game for the Catalan club when they host Granada at Camp Nou.
With Luis Suarez and Ousmane Dembele out injured, Messi is hoping the club will use the winter transfer window to strengthen their attack.
Aguero is the Premier League's fourth-best all-time goal scorer having beaten Thierry Henry and Frank Lampard's record in his last few games.
He will probably be targeting Andrew Cole (187) and Wayne Rooney's (208) goal tallies before leaving the English league.
England legend Alan Shearer remains the competition's all-time top scorer with 260 goals credited to him during his reign in the league.
Messi is now hoping his club can sign his countryman to replicate his feat in the Premier League for Barca in the La Liga.
The Blaugrana have not really been consistent this season and a quality addition like Aguero will boost their confidence in front of goal.
However, it is unlikely for Manchester City to allow their all-time top scorer to leave without putting up a fight to keep him.
His brace against Crystal Palace took his tally in all competition for the Citizens to 251.
Meanwhile, his current deal expires in the summer of 2021 and it remains to be seen if the club will offer him an extension.
Lionel Messi has expressed readiness to work with new Barcelona boss Quique Setien after meeting with the Spanish manager.
The Spaniard was ushered in after the embarrassing sacking of their former boss Ernesto Valverde.
Valverde was given the marching orders out of Camp Nou by Barcelona on 14 January, bringing a halt his reign as the boss of the Spanish giants.
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