Aguero mulls early retirement from football over heart problems


Sergio Aguero

Argentine star Sergio Aguero is considering retiring early from from football following a diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia.

The health issue is believed to be more complicated than first thought.

Aguero left the pitch with chest pains 41 minutes into his first start with Barcelona last month in the match against Alaves.

Mail Online quoting Catalunya Radio, reported that the 33-year-old Barcelona forward’s tests results have not been promising.

Aguero had initially been told to rest for three months but it now appears the issue could be far more significant.

Catalunya Radio said the option of retiring has been put to Aguero.

The report said that his condition is complex and could be ‘incompatible’ with professional sport.

Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer last summer from Manchester City and was making his first start for his new club, in a LaLiga match against Alaves, when he started feeling chest pains.

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The Argentinian walked off the pitch before spending the next two days in hospital.

Barcelona then announced that Aguero would rest for three months while ‘the effectiveness of treatment is evaluated’.

The incident prompted an outpouring of support at City, Aguero’s former club.

‘I spoke with his agent. It’s difficult news for him and his family,’ City manager Pep Guardiola said. ‘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.’

Earlier in November, Aguero released a video thanking the Barcelona supporters for the messages of support he has 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.’

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