Barcelona’s Aguero set to retire due to heart disease


BARCELONA, Spain, Dec. 14 Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero will make an announcement on his future on Wednesday following heart and breathing difficulties suffered while playing in La Liga in October.

Aguero will be accompanied to a press conference on Wednesday by club president Joan Laporta, where local media say he will announce his retirement.

The 33-year-old joined Barca from Manchester City in July after helping Argentina win the Copa America.

Right before his change, he suffered a Covid-19 attack and on October 30 was rushed to hospital after respiratory problems in the La Liga draw against Alaves.

“It seems clear that the Argentina striker will announce his retirement after suffering from a cardiac arrhythmia,” Mundo Deportivo wrote on Tuesday.

The club said after undergoing heart tests in November that Aguero would not be available for the next three months while the treatment’s effectiveness was assessed.

At the time, Aguero said he was staying positive.

“There are rumors going around but I am taking the advice of the club doctor and we will see how I am in 90 days,” he wrote on Twitter.

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Aguero left Man City as the all-time leading scorer with 260 goals and the most goals scored for a single club in Premier League history – 184 goals in 275 appearances.

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