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Aguero reveals why he rejected Messi’s no 10 shirt at Barcelona


Sergio Aguero has admitted he refused to take Lionel Messi’s No.10 shirt when he joined Barcelona.

Following his departure from Manchester City, Aguero joined the LaLiga giants this summer as a free agent.

He was expected to link with his friend and compatriot Messi, but the Argentina captain also left the Camp Nou on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.

Aguero could have joined Messi on a list of Barca legends to have worn the No.10 shirt alongside the likes of Ronaldinho and Diego Maradona. But he opted to choose the same number he wears for Argentina.

Ansu Fati has since taken the no. 10 shirt.

“I chose number 19 because it was available, and I wear it with the Argentina national team.

“The players asked me to take the No.10, but I refused. In fact, the No.10 looks good on Ansu Fati,” Aguero said.

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