SERGIO AGUERO has joined up with the Argentina squad and is sharing a room with Lionel Messi.
ReutersSergio Aguero has joined up with the Argentina camp[/caption]
GettyAguero has been reunited with his best pal Lionel Messi[/caption]
Upon the former’s retirement, Messi went into this tournament WITHOUT a room-mate at all – preferring to go alone than with anyone other than Aguero.
Upon his arrival in Qatar, however, Aguero has reunited with his best mate, and is sharing a dorm room with him just like old times.
Such is their close relationship, that Messi is godfather to Aguero’s son Benjamin, 13.
The Manchester City legend isn’t the only star that has been invited into the Argentina camp.
Boss Lionel Scaloni has also invited players that missed the tournament through injury.
Tottenham’s Giovani Lo Celso was in attendance at their semi-final win over Croatia.
While Joaquin Correa and Nicolas Gonzelez are expected to join up before Sunday’s showpiece event.
GettyMessi and Aguero have been great pals since their youth team days[/caption]
Aguero’s presence, however, will mean the most to Messi.
Upon his mate’s retirement last year, the PSG star released an emotional statement.
It read: “Practically a whole career together, Kun.
“We lived very beautiful moments and others that were not so, all of them made us unite more and be closer friends.
“‘And we are going to continue living them together off the pitch.
“With the great joy of lifting the Copa America so little ago, with all the achievements you achieved in England.
“And the truth is that now it hurts a lot to see how you have to stop doing what you like the most because of what happened to you.
“Surely you will continue to be happy because you are a person who transmits happiness and those of us who love you will be with you.
“Now a new stage of your life begins and I am convinced that you are going to live it with a smile and with all the illusion that you put into everything.
“All the best in this new stage !!! I love you a lot, friend, I’m going to miss a lot being with you on the pitch and when we get together with the National Team !!! @Kun Aguero.”
GettyGiovani Lo Celso has also joined up with the Argentina camp[/caption]