In the wake of reports that Sergio Aguero may be forced to retire early, the Barcelona striker elaborated his thoughts. As Sergio Aguero awaits word on whether he would be forced to retire due to a heart condition he is “keeping positive”. The Argentine footballer’s playing career may be cut short due to an abnormal heartbeat, according to reports from Catalonia published on Friday.
On October 30 when Barcelona held a 2-2 draw with Alaves the former Man City forward first felt chest pain, which was later diagnosed as a cardiac arrhythmia by the club. After being tested Aguero was ruled out for three months and since joining the La Liga giants on a free football transfer from Manchester City he has only played two games for Barca.
According to Catalunya Radio, the situation is worse than first thought, and Aguero, who is 33 years old, may have to retire. However, the former Atletico Madrid striker took over social media on Friday and denied this on Twitter on Friday, stating that his future will not be decided until at least February. “Given the rumours, I can say that I am following the indications of the club’s doctors, doing tests and treatment and seeing my progress within 90 days. Always positive,” he said.
Since joining Barca Aguero had been dealing with a secondary ailment, which has limited him to only five appearances in all competitions this season, with a total of 166 minutes on the pitch.
Last month, he scored his sole goal in a Clasico match against Real Madrid, a late shot that proved to be nothing more than a consolation in Barca’s 2-1 loss. Prior to joining Barcelona, Aguero set a club record with 260 goals in 390 appearances for Man City, including the club’s memorable last-gasp victory against QPR in 2011-12, which clinched the club’s first Premier League title.