Sergio Aguero said Mon that he was hoping to really have the "delight" of playing alongside Lionel Messi after signing a two-year manage Barcelona.
Aguero will become a Barca person once his deal with Manchester City expires by the end of June, bringing a finish to ten years at the Premier Group champions, and his new workforce have slapped a 100-million-euro ($122 million) buy-out clause on the 32-year-old.
However he is still not sure that Messi will be his teammate up coming season as the club captain is but to sign an extension to his current contract which expires the following month.
"Let's hope we play together ... what goes on with Leo is down to decisions that he will make with the golf club," Aguero told reporters at the Camp Nou after he was unveiled on the well-known pitch.
"Obviously it'll be a enjoyment if we play along. If he continues right here, which I think he'll, we will try to do our ideal for the club as he always has done."
Barca will expectation Aguero's arrival found in Catalonia really helps to convince his good friend and fellow Argentine Messi to remain, as the club faces up to declining performances on the pitch and a good worrying financial situation.
Ronald Koeman's aspect finished third in La Liga earlier this season and also have debts of 1 1.2 billion euros ($1.46 billion).
They were knocked out of the Champions League at the last-16 stage by Paris Saint-Germain, and could yet face sanctions from UEFA for refusing to back from the short-lived European Super League project.
The other day club president Joan Laporta said that talks for Messi's new contract were "going good", and in Monday insisted that Aguero's signing was part of a broader Barca rebuild.
"The signing of Aguero is for Aguero. We want to build a competitive workforce and obviously we also want Leo to stay, we have already told him this," Laporta explained.
Aguero's signing for Barca shows up two times after he missed from winning the Champions Little league with City, Pep Guardiola's area losing this season's final to Chelsea towards the end of a time disrupted by injury.
His final appearance for City was as a substitute for Raheem Sterling late in the ultimate in Porto as the newly-crowned Premier Group champions tried in vain to win Europe's top prize for the first time.
He leaves City as their all-period track record goalscorer with 260 goals, and with goals scored for an individual club in Premier Little league history -- 184 goals in 275 appearances.
"Leaving aside last time, I had nine very good years at City," said Aguero.
"A knee issue kept me personally out for a few months, I recovered, I got Covid ... however in the last four a few months I've felt very very good physically."
His move to Barcelona have been long in the offing, with Guardiola saying a week ago that he was near a cope with the Catalan giants.
He will take part in this year's Copa America, which on Mon was moved from Colombia and his residence nation Argentina to Brazil.
"If they have built that decision for the reason that things are not going well found in Argentina, there have been a whole lot of infections during the last few days and several deaths. I think it was an excellent decision," said Aguero.