Sergio Aguero has publicly stated his desire for Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi to join him at Manchester City in the January transfer window.
City boss Roberto Mancini revealed last week he was trying to bring Lavezzi to the club along with his Napoli team-mates Edinson Cavani and Marek Hamsik, and the Italian will get a close-up look of all three when City take on Napoli in their crucial UEFA Champions League encounter on Tuesday.
Aguero completed his own switch to the Etihad Stadium over the summer for a record fee of £35 million and has quickly become a fans favourite after scoring ten goals in 12 Barclays Premier League games, and the diminutive forward believes Lavezzi should follow in his footsteps, declaring his desire to play alongside his countryman in the future.
"We don't get a chance to be together (often) so we will usually speak about other things," Aguero told the Daily Mail.
"Also, it would also be a lack of respect towards our clubs - but mainly I ask him to come to join Manchester City."
While a deal for Lavezzi appears someway off after Napoli issued a hands of warning, Aguero has his sights set on helping Manchester City reach the knock out stages of the UEFA Champions League for the first time in their history.
Returning to the scene of Argentinian legend Diego Maradona's club success in Italy, Aguero admitted he would love to inspire City in a similar manner to that of his father-in-law, who helped Napoli to two league titles and a UEFA Cup win between 1987 and 1990.
"In the past he told me everything about Napoli, and I have also seen on TV what he did, how important he was for the fans," he added.
"This is matter of pride for me because I am Argentinian. It is my dream, doing what Maradona did for Napoli, doing the same for Manchester City.
"But I don't want to talk about myself, it is important Manchester City do well as a team."