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Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to sign €65m-rated Premier League striker as Suarez replacement

Lionel Messi reportedly wants Barcelona to sign his compatriot Sergio Aguero as a replacement for Luis Suarez.

The Uruguayan international will be out of action for a few months due to a knee injury. According to Mirror, Messi has asked Barcelona manager Quique Setien to sign Aguero as Suarez’s replacement but the club hasn’t made an approach for him yet.

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Currently valued at €65 million according to Transfermarkt, the 31-year-old has been in brilliant form this season, scoring 20 goals in 22 appearances across all competitions for Manchester City so far.

There’s no doubt that a striker of Aguero’s experience and quality would be a fine addition to Barcelona’s squad. However, it seems highly unlikely that the Blaugrana will make a move for him since they have players who are capable of playing in that position. Antoine Griezmann played as a centre-forward for Atletico Madrid and he would be ideal to replace Suarez.

With the Frenchman playing as a centre-forward, either of Ansu Fati or Ousmane Dembele can play as left-winger.

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