Sergio Aguero reveals he is still attempting to lure Barcelona maestro to Manchester City

first_img Sergio Aguero and Lionel Messi Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has revealed the extent of his attempts to lure Barcelona maestro and close friend Lionel Messi to Manchester.Messi – who claimed an unprecedented fifth Ballon d’Or award last week – has been linked with a lucrative and ambitious move to both Manchester clubs and Chelsea in previous years.Aguero and Messi are international team-mates with Argentina and have close family ties and, while the prospect of the latter leaving Barcelona is unlikely, Aguero isn’t giving up.He said: “He already knows there’s no beach! I said to him, at the end of the day we spend most of our time at home.“We play every three days and just eat and rest between games – so the weather is not really that important.“So I told him Manchester is ideal as a city because you stay home, you play every three days, we can eat and play football together.”Aguero has missed large chunks of this season through injury after sustaining a problem on international duty, but admits he is now learning not to rush any recovery process in a bid to stay fit.“Right now I feel fit and well,” he added.“With the last injury I picked up on international duty I carried on playing when I should have come off.“That could have been avoided but you always want to play, especially for your country.“Argentina really needed to win, so I said to myself ‘I’ve got to play’.“Now I feel like I’m getting up to full fitness for games and missing as few as possible, that’s the most important thing.” 1last_img read more

Shakespeare DESERVES to stay as Leicester City boss, Cottee tells talkSPORT

first_imgCraig Shakespeare deserves to be handed the Leicester City job full-time, according to former Foxes star Tony Cottee.The 53-year-old, who took over from Claudio Ranieri in February, has guided last season’s Premier League champions away from relegation danger and to the Champions League quarter-finals.His short-term contract expires this summer but, with eight wins from his 14 games in charge, Cottee hopes to see Shakespeare given an extended deal.Speaking to the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, he said: “I think he deserves the job.“I didn’t agree with the Ranieri sacking but, to be fair, they got it spot on because they have stayed up and Craig Shakespeare has done a fantastic job.“If the players are happy, if they are enjoying their football again and they are getting results, which they have been, then give Craig Shakespeare the job.“If it doesn’t work out at the start of the season, then perhaps look at an alternative.“He deserves the chance for what he has done. Let’s not forget how well they have played in the Champions League as well to get to the quarter-finals.“He deserves the job and I think a lot of Leicester fans will be disappointed if he is not given the chance.”last_img read more