Aguero revealed that Messi had hopes for the renewal of his contract with Barcelona
Lionel Messi spent his entire career at Barcelona and played a crucial role in helping the club win numerous trophies.
However, due to financial obstacles imposed by La Liga in 2021, Messi couldn’t renew his contract with Barcelona.
This led to a conflict between the club and the player, ultimately resulting in Messi leaving Barcelona and signing for Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi was disappointed by this decision but understood the situation.
Nevertheless, Messi’s former Argentina teammate, Sergio Aguero, has disclosed that Messi had hopes that the conflict would end, and he could continue playing for Barcelona.
Aguero revealed that during the Copa America 2021, Messi had a Barcelona jersey in his room.
Aguero, who joined Barcelona at the end of that year, mentioned in an interview: “During the Copa America, there was a Barcelona jersey in Messi’s room. Every third day, he would tell me, ‘I think they have renewed my contract.'”
“For the official announcement, you need to take a picture with the jersey. And every time we were ready, he would say, ‘Not now,'” Aguero further added.
The conflict between Messi and Barcelona marked a sad end to a long and fruitful relationship.