Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero is one step away from signing for him FC Barcelona. The 32-year-old Argentine forward is a legend from his last club, the Manchester City, where during most of his journey he has worn the number 10, his fetish number also in his previous clubs, Atlético de Madrid and Independent of Avellaneda. It is evident that this number 10 will not be able to wear it at Barça if his friend Leo Messi He ends up renewing his contract, so as soon as his incorporation to the Barça team is made official, he will have to put on a shirt with another number that he has identified the most in his brilliant career. Even if Messi left Barça, it would not be easy for anyone to want to inherit such an emblematic number, not even an intimate one like Kun.
As noted, in eleven of his sixteen seasons in the elite Agüero has played with 10 on his back. He did it at Independiente de Avellaneda, where he made his debut with 34 but soon went to 10. From his signing for Atlético in 2006-07 until his transfer to Manchester City in 2011-12, he always played with 10, a number that he had to abandon. in its first seasons in the Premier League because it was owned by Edin dzeko. Since the 2015-16 campaign, when the Bosnian striker traded Manchester for Rome. Kun regained his precious number 10. At that moment, one day into the Premier League, Kun admitted that “the number 10 shirt is very special to me. I always felt a connection with her, and more so now, because the best of the best, Leo Messi, also wears her “.
The 16 was also the number of Kun in Argentina and was related to the birthday of his ex-partner, Giannina maradona. After a Paraguay-Argentina Kun put on the twenty, one more of the numbers that he has worn as an albiceleste since his international debut with the 18: 7, 9, 10, 11, 16 and 19.
The Braithwaite 9, which is on the market, the easiest option
As the Barça squad is configured today, Kun would have a difficult time keeping any of these numbers, but as has already been said, the summer at the Camp Nou will be long and some of them may be released. As it is known, from the number 25 the numbers are reserved for players from the quarry, so that 34 of its beginnings would not be for Kun. The easiest option would be to keep the 9 that it has today Martin Braithwaite, which is in all the pools for a close exit due to Barça’s need to make money.
Other solutions, unless there are exits, seem much more difficult since the numbers are worn by players with ‘cachet’ such as Antoine Griezmann (7), Ousmane Dembélé (eleven), Pedri (16), Jordi Alba (18) and Sergi Roberto (twenty). Another ‘affordable’ shirt would be 19, today held by Matheus fernandes.