Sergio Aguero explains why he refused the No.10 shirt at Barcelona.
The Argentinian striker was expected to wear the iconic No.10 shirt after Lionel Messi’s departure to PSG.
Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City to pair up with Messi at Camp Nou.
But Barcelona’s financial struggles has led to the departure of the club’s most coveted star.
Aguero refused to wear the No.10 shit in order to pay respect to his close friend and teammate Lionel Messi.
Aguero explained: “For me, Leo’s exit was also a shock. They offered me the 10 shirt and my teammates echoed: ‘Wear 10, wear 10! But it’s not about whether I wanted to wear it or not. It’s that I came here thinking: ‘I’m going to play with Leo and Leo is going to wear 10.’ When what happened happened, I wasn’t going to touch that shirt.
“More than anything because I’m very close to Leo. Maybe Messi would like me to wear the number 10 shirt, but it’s not about that, it’s about respecting him. I’m not going to play with the number 10. If they want other players to wear it, fine, no problem. It’s not mine!”