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Aguero’s father throws shade at Pep and reveals Arsenal talks

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The striker moved to Barcelona this week on a free transfer

FC Barcelona Sign Sergio Aguero Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

One of the more interesting and exciting players arrived at Barcelona this summer. The legendary Sergio Aguero joined Barca after a lengthy and legendary career with Manchester City.

One of the traditions of being a well-known Barca player is having your father speak out about issues regarding your career. Aguero’s father, Leonel del Castillo, spoke out about his son’s desire to stay in the Premier League and specifically the clubs who were interested in him.

“He is happy right now after signing for Barcelona. I see him happy. But he didn’t know what was going to happen with his future. There were several clubs interested in signing him.

“Arsenal were interested in him and Chelsea to the last minute. If he didn’t stay in England, it was going to be Italy or Spain.

“He’s been friends with Lionel Messi since they were 15 and they’ve always talked. It looks like Messi is going to stay at Barcelona so they’re going to play together.”

Aguero | Source

He then went on to speak about Pep Guardiola. Specifically, he was asked if he was moved by the tearful goodbye Guardiola gave Sergio.

“No, I don’t believe him. He was never sincere with my son. He never wanted him in my opinion. He wants to be the protagonist in his clubs rather than the player.

From one day to the next he changes the players, he changes the midfield, you never know if you’re the main choice player or not. My son was waiting right up to the last moment to renew with City but it didn’t happen.”

Aguero | Source

Aguero will officially join Barcelona on July 1 on a deal that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season and has a buyout clause set at €100 million.