Barcelona news: Aguero signs contract, Messi excused from Eibar trip and Laporta to sell 9 players

Aguero is no stranger to La Liga having spent five years with Atletico Madrid and made a name for himself before darting to Manchester City where he is regarded as the club’s greatest striker.

But, his decision to join Barcelona isn’t just tied to the sporting project, he was reassured that Lionel Messi will stay if he sees him at the club. Messi and Aguero are very, very close and a reunion at club level will certainly convince Messi to sign a contract extension.

Messi to miss Eibar Trip

Lionel Messi will not be part of the Barcelona squad that will take on Eibar in the final match of the season. The club’s greatest player have no interest in playing a match that no effect on who will win the La Liga title.

So rather than play a dead rubber game, Messi politely asked Ronald Koeman to exempt from the match which was instantly approved.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta to sell nine players

Barcelona president Joan Laporta will be selling a considerable amount of players this summer. The president knows what it takes to win consecutive titles having lead Barcelona to 14 trophies in 3 and half season under Pep Guardiola.

Xavi Hernandez is his pick to revolutionize the team but first, 9 players have to go.

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