Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits he’s tried to convince Argentina and Barcelona star Lionel Messi to join him at the Etihad.
Messi, who won a record fifth Ballon d’Or in January, has been linked with a move to the English Premier League but has said he wants to see out his contract at Barcelona.
However, Aguero hasn’t given up hope of enticing Messi to Manchester.
“He already knows there’s no beach! Aguero told Sky Sports.
“We play every three days so we just eat, rest between games – so the weather is not really that important.
“So I told him that Manchester is ideal as a city because you stay at home all day, you play every three days, we can eat, we can meet up, drink Mate [a traditional South American drink] and play football together.”