Sergio Aguero Accepts Prospect Of Manchester City Signing Lionel Messi Is 'Complicated'

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero was injured in a car crash last month

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero was injured in a car crash last month

However, a hat-trick from Lionel Messi secured Argentina a 3-1 win in Quito on Wednesday night and ensured Jorge Sampaoli's side a spot at next summer's tournament in Russian Federation.

And despite Barcelona claiming an agreement has been struck, Messi is yet to put pen-to-paper on the deal.

Although the delay may offer a slight glimmer of hope to some, Aguero is of mind that a move for Messi is unlikely - despite the fact that finances would not be a concern for those at the Etihad.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner's present contract situation at the Nou Camp is uncertain, but Aguero said: "City would have no money problems in regards to signing Messi, but he is a symbol of Barcelona and it would be very hard for him to leave".

"I would love to [see Messi join] - who wouldn't love to have Leo in his team?"

Aguero told broadcaster TyC Sport: "The money isn't a problem here, but I think Messi, like Ronaldo, is a player who is a symbol of their club and it's hard for them to leave".

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits he is lucky to have escaped with only a broken rib from a recent auto crash in the Netherlands.

"Aguero, who was pictured back in light training earlier this week, said: "(On Thursday) I'll rejoin the group and see how I feel, whether I'm comfortable or not".

"I left for nearly two days and went back to the airport and then got into that accident".

The 29-year-old was widely expected to not feature for City throughout October due to the injury, but the striker hinted he could be in contention for his side's match against Stoke on Saturday.

On his comeback, Aguero continued: "I do not know if I'm going to play Saturday". Today [Wednesday] I trained normally, but without the group.