FC Barcelona striker and Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero is set to retire from football next week, according to emerging reports from Spain.
The former Manchester City striker suffered a cardiac arrhythmia during a 1–1 home draw against Alavés at the start of November – a problem that had originally ruled the Argentine out of action for three months.
But reports in Spain are now sensationally claiming Aguero is going to hang up his boots in the coming days.
The 33 year-old football icon is set to depart the game after 18 years at a professional level, following recent complications that came to light in one of his first La Liga matches at the Camp Nou club against Alaves.
Barcelona journalist and streamer Gerard Romero revealed the news, tweeting: “Kun Aguero retires.
“Heart problems force him to leave football activity.
“A press conference has been scheduled to announce his retirement next week.”
Well renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano echoed these claims on Twitter.
Last week, reports in Spain revealed the heart problem could lead Aguero to becoming ‘incompatible’ with the professional game and may no long be ‘at a level required by Barcelona’.
Barcelona are yet to release any official comment on Aguero’s current status.
But last week Aguero – who joined Barca on a free transfer in July – admitted he was staying ‘positive’.
The Manchester City legend won 15 trophies including five Premier League titles during his ten-year stint at Man City, scoring 260 goals in 390 games.
He also played 101 times for his country – scoring 41 times – finally helping Argentina win the Copa America earlier this year.
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