Sergio Aguero’s father, Leonel Del Castillo, has claimed Arsenal and Chelsea were interested in signing his son, before he agreed a deal to join Barcelona.
Aguero left Manchester City as a free agent this week after spending 10 years at the club.
However, he had offers to remain in the Premier League, but snubbed them to join up with his best friend, Lionel Messi.
“He is happy right now after signing for Barcelona. I see him happy.
“He didn’t know what was going to happen with his future. There were several clubs interested in signing him.
“Arsenal were interested in him and Chelsea to the last minute.
“If he didn’t stay in England, it was going to be Italy or Spain.
“He’s been friends with Lionel Messi since they were 15 and they’ve always talked.
“It looks like Messi is going to stay at Barcelona so they’re going to play together,” Del Castillo told Radio La Red.