New entry Sergio Agüero has rejected the jersey at the FC Barcelona with the back number 10 – according to own information from respect for his compatriot and friend Lionel Messi. This had born the prestigious number at the Catalans for many years before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in summer.

Agüero, at Manchester City for years with the 10 on the road, said on his twitch channel to his rejection of that number at Barca: It was not that I did not want the number. But I rejected them from respect to Messi.

Agüero and Messi combines a deep friendship. Both played for many years for Argentina’s selection teams, 2008 they already won gold at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

The 33-year-old moved after ten years at Manciness a few weeks ago free transfer to Barcelona. There he received the jersey with the number 19. But he can not go on goals hunting, but he currently curs a calf injury.

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In addition to Agüero, FC Barcelona was briefly traded Philippe Coutinho as a new carrier of the 10. Last week, however, the Bluegrana officially announced that Supertalent Ansu Fati will take over it.