Former Manchester city Legend and current Barcelona Striker Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement from football in a special ceremony on Wednesday.
The 33 year old Argentine forward’s time at Barcelona has been plagued with injuries and health problems which has forced him to make only five appearances for the Catalan side since moving to Spain.
On the 30th of October 2021, the Argentine striker was brought off in a La Liga match for Barcelona against Alaves, following complaints of chest pain and difficulties in his breathing.
Sergio Aguero was sent straight to hospital to undergo cardiac tests and based on the evaluation, the former Manchester City frontman was advised to take an extended break from football. Following the club’s medical advice, Sergio Aguero adhered to the treatment program set in place for 90 days. However, it has now been revealed that the severity of his condition was greater than first thought, the medical tests have dictated that it is no longer advisable for the Argentine international to continue his time on the pitch.
As a result, Aguero will reportedly announce his retirement from football at a special ceremony at the club on Wednesday.
Speaking after the incident that took place, Aguero thanked the Barcelona supporters for the messages of support he had received.
Aguero said: ‘Hey Culers! Sending you all a big hug! Thank you for all the messages of support. Now it’s time to recover and wait for more news. Sending you all a big hug.’
Among those to send their well wishes was manager Pep Guardiola. He said: ‘I spoke with his agent. ‘It’s difficult news for him and his family. We wish him well from all our people. Our chairman, we wish him a safe recovery. Health and life more important than anything else.
‘He is in good hands, he takes care of himself, we wish him a safe recovery and come back if he can – otherwise enjoy his life and what he has done. Be careful and be safe for the rest of his life.’