El Loco flirts with the possibility of having a Messi-Aguero partnership at the Nou Camp while ruling out that Neymar will ever become part of the Catalan giants
This is cute.
Barcelona are preparing a bid for Manchester City star striker Sergio 'Kun' Aguero as a 'Plan B' in view of the 2013/14 season.
Punto Pelota claimed that Barca will make a move for the Argentina international and former Atletico Madrid attacker if they cannot convince Santos whiz Neymar to move to the Nou Camp this summer.
Barcelona President Sandro Rosell knows that the 24-year-old Aguero would welcome a move to Nou Camp and that chance to play with his good friend Lionel Messi.
Ask some Barca fans and they will say that 'Plan B' seems better than 'Plan A' - at least for now.
Neymar has yet to be tested playing in Europe and he may take some time to really settle down.
El Loco feels the same for some reasons.
Aguero, with the quality he possesses, can fit into the Barca set-up rather easily and he has no problems in forming a lethal combination with Messi.
He has been playing alongside the 25-year-old with the Argentina national team for some time now.
The two were also part of the Argentina team who won the Fifa Under-20 World Cup in Holland.
Then, they helped Argentina to win the gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Argentina national coach Alejandro Sabella should welcome the Aguero move to Nou Camp as he prepares his team for the 2014 World Cup - for the obvious reasons.
Oh well ... it would be even better if Barca have 'Plan C' and this is signing both Neymar and Aguero to partner Messi upfront.
Imagine ... the trio will be well supported by local superstars Andres Iniesta and Xavi. But this is unlikely as it will involve a lot of money! Lots of money.
After all, Barca already have Pedro upfront and another star in the making with Cristian Tello, who is now wanted by Liverpool.
Talking about signing players, there have also been reports that there may be this exodus of players from Barca.
It is said that goalkeeper Victor Valdes, defenders Carles Puyol and Eric Abidal, strikers Villa and Alexis are on the list, among others.
Puyol - the eternal Cule captain and the man who lifted three of Barca's four European Cups could have a future at AC Milan.
The 35-year-old, however, dismissed the speculation of that move. The spirits are there but age is catching up with the injury-prone Puyol and he may not see much action if he stays at the Nou Camp.
Valdes has already made clear his intention to move out when his contract ends in June next year. It's just a matter of time to see if the club will decide to sell him this summer.
Barca are already preparing for his departure and have Liverpool's Pepe Reina as one of their targets as a replacement.
Villa joined Barca in 2010 after a €40 million transfer from Valencia.
Despite shining on several occasions - when he scored against Manchester United in the 2011 Champions League final - Villa has lacked the consistency to show-case his superb goal-scoring talent.
Sanchez, who signed in 2011 for a €37 million fee from Italian club Udinese has not been performing well this season either.
Having successfully overcome a serious illness, he may decide to continue his career with a less demanding club in the future.
Nonetheless, it is vital for Barca to sign two quality centrebacks in the summer for their campaign next season.
This has been said several times earlier and hopefully Barca will be successful in getting them.