Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero set for shock retirement due to heart condition
After making just four La Liga appearances for Barcelona following a summer move from Manchester City, Sergio Aguero is being forced to retire due to a heart condition:
Press conference to clarify the situation expected next week. pic.twitter.com/qwBk3zYk7O
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 20, 2021
After their clash with Alaves on October 30th where he was substituted early, Aguero underwent surgery on his heart and was expected to follow medical advice for the next three months. But instead, doctors have made it clear that it’s not safe for the Barcelona frontman to keep playing with his condition, which is known as cardiac arrhythmia. Basically, an irregular heartbeat.
The Argentine wraps up an illustrious career that started in his home country with Independiente. He then moved to Atletico Madrid in 2006, scoring 74 goals across five seasons in the Spanish capital.
It was at Man City where Sergio Aguero solidified himself as one of the best strikers the Premier League had ever seen, netting 185 times in 275 appearances from 2011 to 2021.
It was heavily believed that the 33-year-old moved to Barcelona to join good friend and Argentina compatriot Lionel Messi at Camp Nou, but as we know, he ended up moving to PSG due to Barca’s financial turmoil.
While there were certainly a couple of years left in Aguero’s career at the very least, he can be very proud of what he’s accomplished in his career from an individual and club standpoint. Five PL titles, a Premier League Golden Boot, and a Copa America trophy with his country this past summer.
Cheers to one of the most lethal finishers the sport has ever seen.