Sergio Aguero to retire after cardiac assessment: sources


Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement from football this week following a cardiac assessment, ending the Argentine’s career at 33, according to the Spanish newspaper Periodic reported Monday.

FC Barcelona declined to comment and the player’s agent and friends were not available to confirm the information. However, sources close to the situation confirmed Reuters that a ceremony is in preparation by the club for Wednesday.

The former Manchester City and Atletico Madrid player, who arrived at Barcelona with a free transfer at the end of the season, received medical assistance on the pitch after complaining of chest pain and dizziness in the draw 1 -1 of his team against Alaves in La Liga at the end of October and had to be taken to hospital.

Barcelona announced days later that Aguero had been sidelined for at least three months following a heart scan and reports emerged of his possible retirement in Spanish and Argentinian media shortly after.

“Aguero has undergone a diagnostic and therapeutic process by Dr Josep Brugada,” Barcelona said in a statement in November.

Aguero has made five appearances in all competitions so far during his short tenure as Barca player, scoring one goal, in El Clasico against Real Madrid, after starting the season with a calf problem.

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