Sergio Aguero, the Argentina and Barcelona striker, has announced his retirement from the sport. Moreover, barely over a month he diagnosed with a heart issue.
The former Manchester City star joined Barcelona on a two-year agreement this year. However, he only made five appearances, scoring one goal against Real Madrid, before being sent to hospital with “chest problems” following a match against Alaves at home in October.
At a press conference at Camp Nou on Wednesday, Aguero announced, “I have chosen to stop playing professional football.”
“I’ve decided to retire from football; it’s a really difficult time for me.” – Sergio Aguero
“I made the decision roughly ten days ago after doing everything I could to see if there was a chance… but it here wasn’t any.” Sergio continued, “It took me some time to digest this.”
He explained that he made the decision at the age of 33 due to ‘health’ concerns stemming from the heart troubles he had that day against Alaves.
Nonetheless, despite time with Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City, Barça, and the Argentina national team, he recognised that he retires “glad” and “proud.” Moreover, with a career filled with goals and titles. “I am really happy with my professional life. I’d always wanted to play football since I was five years old when I first kicked a ball.”
He confessed, speaking slowly and visibly shaken. “I wanted to play in the Primera División and Europe.”
Despite only having been here a short time, Barça’s last number 19 wanted to thank all of his teammates. Also, gratitude towards his long football career, especially the Barça players. “They are fantastic teammates, and I am really happy to be a part of this Club,” he said.
Aguero, who goes by the nickname ‘Kun,’ began his career with Independiente in Argentina. However, this was before moving to Europe in 2006 to join Atletico Madrid.
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During his stint with the Spanish club, he won the Europa League and subsequently went to City in 2011.