Barcelona forward Sergio Aguero has revealed the reason for rejecting the number 10 shirt offered by the club following the departure of Lionel Messi.
The Argentine captain’s departure leaves the number 10 vacant, which Aguero reveals that the team offered him to use the number but declined.
“For me, Messi’s departure is a shock as well. They offered me the number 10 shirt and my teammates yelled ‘use number 10, use number 10!'” Aguero said.
“But it doesn’t matter if I use it or not. I came here thinking ‘I’m going to play with Leo and Leo will wear the number 10’ when that happens. I won’t touch that shirt.”
“Above all, I’m very close to Leo, maybe Messi wants me to wear the number 10, but that’s not the case. It was a matter of respect for him. I’m going to play with the number 10 shirt on the back, if they want other people to wear it that’s fine, no problem, but not me!”
The number 10 goes to Ansu Fati, the team’s youngster, who Joan Laporta has discussed with the players before giving away the shirt, while Aguero will use the number 19 shirt. According to ufabet