Benjamin Aguero, the son of Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has expressed that his hands still shake whenever he greets Lionel Messi despite his father being best of friends with the Argentine captain.
His father is a former Manchester City striker and the late Diego Maradona was his grandfather, Lionel Messi is Benjamin’s godfather due to the bromance with his father, therefore, it is sure to say that the 14-year-old has football in his veins.
What happened to Benjamin Aguero?
Football supporters from across the globe are left astonished every time Lionel Messi walks onto the pitch and perform mysterious skills in front of hundreds of thousands of fans.
The 36-year-old Argentina hero’s popularity is scarcely matched by anyone except Cristiano Ronaldo. Millions of football lovers crave a chance to greet the seven times Ballon d’Or winner or snap a picture with him.
However, despite greeting Messi at numerous events, Benjamin Aguero still has his heart in his backchat whenever he meets the four times UEFA Champions League winner.
Lionel Messi graced the noises of Rosario on the 23rd of June, as he took part in his former teammate Maxi Rodriguez’s testimonial game.
The current FIFA World Cup winner was watched by 42,000 spectators as he walked onto the pitch on the day he celebrated his 36th birthday. Several retired and present Argentine football players also assembled to take part in the testimonial match.
Meanwhile, among them, Sergio Aguero’s son Benjamin Aguero was also in attendance.
After the match, during an interview session with ESPN. Benjamin Aguero expressed that he becomes a fan whenever he sees Lionel Messi.
He said: “Messi is my father’s best friend, but when I greet him I am one more fan, my hands are shaking when I greet him”.
Benjamin Aguero has taken up professional football as his father did before him. The 14-year-old made his professional football debut in March for the ninth-level team of the Argentine club Tigre. His first professional game was a 2-0 loss to Independiente.
Lionel Messi secured a hat trick in Maxi Rodriguez’s testimonial game
Fans during Maxi Rodriguez’s testimonial game nearly jumped out of their seats when Lionel Messi scored a hat trick.
In a game between the Argentina national team’s B squad and Newell’s Old Boys, Messi scored a hat trick for the Albicelestes in the first half.
His first goal was an outstanding free kick, while his second was a deft and cheeky chip over the goalkeeper.
Messi scored his third goal on a Leandro Parades free kick that he calmly slotted beyond the keeper.
Lionel Messi said after the match: “It had been a long time since I had spent a birthday in Rosario, with my family and my friends. It is always special to be in Rosario”.
The jam-packed stadium also sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to the 2022 World Cup hero, who turned 36 on June 24, 2023.
Benjamin Aguero’s father, Sergio Aguero relationship with Lionel Messi
Former Manchester City and Argentina forward Sergio Aguero is a good friend of Lionel Messi. The training camp for the U-20 national team was where the two first met.
From that point on until Aguero’s retirement, the two were roommates at every major international competition. Aguero may have retired, but that didn’t stop him from partying with Messi and the rest of Argentina’s World Cup-winning squad in Qatar in 2022.
During the COVID-19 quarantine, Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero came together for a live stream presented by Aguero.
Messi contacted Aguero to reflect on how the two players used to celebrate their birthdays together due to national team commitments. Messi also expressed his sadness at Aguero’s retirement, and he gave a touching tribute to the former player.
What’s next for Benjamin Aguero?
The 14-year-old has started his career with the Argentine club Tigre, and he will be looking forward to featuring for Argentina’s national team in the future.
What’s next for Lionel Messi?
It is no news that the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner has left Paris Saint Germain to join Major League Soccer side Inter Miami and he will be united with former FC Barcelona teammate Sergio Busquets.
Therefore, the two will be looking forward to making their debut for the MLS outfit when the new season kicks off.
Lionel Messi’s contract and salary with Inter Miami
The 36-year-old put pen to paper on a two-and-a-half-year deal with Inter Miami that could pay him a total of 150 million dollars. This includes his salary, his sign on bonus, and an ownership stake in the club upon his retirement.
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