Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero announced his decision to retire from football this week. The quick retirement made by the Argentine player cannot be separated from the heart problems that have plagued him lately.
It all started last October, when the 33-year-old had to be sent off in the 42nd minute of his first appearance at the Camp Nou with Barcelona , against Alaves. He had to be taken to the hospital because of difficulty breathing.
The former Manchester City striker appeared to be struggling to breathe at the end of the first half, sprawled out after colliding with an opposing player in the penalty area.
Aguero got up again and was called to the touchline. However, he has not been able to return to training since then due to medical treatment and monitoring.
A number of reports, as reported by the Mirror , which mention the Barcelona player’s retirement is near after being diagnosed with a heart problem and it seems that it is a sad decision that will be announced this week.
Retirement Announcement This Week
Sergio Aguero later admitted his condition was good after being taken to hospital. Early developments suggested Aguero would be out for three months, while his health condition is being monitored by specialists before a clear decision will be made on his future.
A report from Radio Marca claims that an announcement is being made for Friday, that Aguero’s retirement from football will be confirmed by Barcelona . Reportedly an arrhythmia problem revealed through medical tests forced Aguero to end his professional career at the age of 33.
The report annulled reports that previously stated that it was too early to call the Argentine striker’s career over. This is based on the medical reality and concerns of those monitoring the situation.
Short Career in Barcelona
Aguero only joined Barcelona this summer on a free transfer from Manchester City. However, Aguero only played for 165 minutes with Barcelona.
He can no longer be registered immediately due to the club’s precarious financial position and is not within their wage limit as proposed by La Liga. The Argentine then picked up a calf injury which prevented him from playing for the first few months of the season.
Aguero then returned to action, but featured in only four games for Barcelona, scoring just one consolation goal against Real Madrid in El Clasico held last October.
Aguero scored a record 260 goals for Manchester City, a club he has played for since joining Atletico Madrid in 2011. He has won 12 major trophies with Manchester City in the past decade.