Aguero tried to convince Messi to join City

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero says he has spoken to Barcelona star man Lionel Messi to try an convince him to join the Citizens.

Aguero is close friends with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, since playing alongside the Barca player during their successful FIFA World Youth Championship campaign in 2005.

However, Aguero did not reveal whether he was successful in his attempt to convince Messi to move make the switch to England’s top flight.

“He already knows there’s no beach! As I said to him, at the end of the day we spend the majority of our time inside at home,” Aguero told Sky Sports.

“We play every three days so we just eat, rest between games – so the weather is not really that important.

“So I told him that Manchester is ideal as a city because you stay at home all day, you play every three days, we can eat, we can meet up, drink mate (tea) and play football together.”