Argentine sporting director Hugo Tocalli has ramped up the rumours linking Sergio Aguero to Barcelona even further, after revealing his close relationship with Lionel Messi.
Tocalli worked with the pair during his time as Argentina U20 coach between 2005 and 2007 and suggested that their close relationship from that time could be replicated at the Camp Nou.
“They have had a very good relationship for many years, they are always together at team meetings, they have been friends since they were kids,” Tocalli said on the programme Que t’hi jugues.
“Now Leo [Messi] could give [Aguero] assists at Barcelona.”
The deal to take Aguero to the Camp Nou has been agreed, although it has yet to be made official and was confirmed by Pep Guardiola in his post-match interview after Manchester City lifted the Premier League title on Sunday.
Guardiola went on to reveal that he will be playing alongside Messi, the Barcelona captain who has yet to sign a new contract to keeping him at the club beyond the summer.
Aguero will be joined at Barcelona by Dutch attacker Memphis Depay, who will move to the Blaugrana after his contract expires at Lyon.