Barcelona confirm Sergio Aguero will speak on his future in a press conference on Wednesday amid reports he is set to retire… after he was forced off with heart problems on his full Barcelona debut last month
- Sergio Aguero will announce his retirement in a ‘ceremony on Wednesday’
- The Barca player went off with chest pains in a game against Alaves last month
- The 33-year-old striker was subsequently diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia
- Aguero was told to rest for three months, but will now step away permanently
Barcelona have confirmed that Sergio Aguero will make a statement at the Camp Nou on Wednesday amid reports he is set to retire from football after struggling with heart problems.
Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after experiencing chest pains 41 minutes into his first start for Barcelona last month. The striker was initially told to rest for three months, but is now set to comment on his future this week.
Marca claimed on Monday that Aguero is set to walk away from the game at 33 years of age and Barcelona have raised even more speculation that this is the end of the Argentine’s career by revealing that a decision will be made soon.
Barcelona have confirmed that Sergio Aguero will speak about his future in a press conference on Wednesday amid reports he is set to retire due to heart problems
Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after heart problems on his first Catalans start
Aguero will speak with Joan Laporta on Wednesday amid reports he will call it a day in football
Barcelona tweeted on Tuesday: ‘@aguerosergiokun will give a statement on his future from Camp Nou at 12pm CET (11am UK time) on Wednesday December 15. The first-team football player will be joined by FC Barcelona president, Joan Laporta.’
Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer last summer from Manchester City and was making his first start for his new club against Alaves when he experienced chest pains.
The striker required on-pitch medical attention shortly before half-time having complained of dizziness. There was growing distress in the stadium as Aguero lay flat on pitch, having gone down moments after he had his hand placed on his chest.
Barca’s medical staff rushed on the pitch to assist Aguero and looked to place him on a stretcher, before the striker eventually got up and slowly walked off the pitch unaided.
The striker (middle) was initially told to rest for three months, but is now planning to step away from football permanently at just 33 years old
The Argentinian spent then next two days in hospital and was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after undergoing several tests.
He was subsequently told to rest for three months while ‘the effectiveness of treatment is evaluated’. However, it has now been revealed that the severity of his condition was greater than first thought.
As a result, Aguero will reportedly announce his retirement from football at a special ceremony at the club on Wednesday. Speaking after the incident took place, Aguero thanked the Barcelona supporters for the messages of support he had received.
Aguero said: ‘Hey Culers! Sending you all a big hug! Thank you for all the messages of support. Now it’s time to recover and wait for more news. Sending you all a big hug.’
Speaking after the incident took place, Aguero thanked the Barcelona fans for their support
Meanwhile, Aguero’s old manager at City, Pep Guardiola, passed on his regards to the striker
The incident also prompted an outpouring of support at his former club Manchester City. Among those to send their well wishes was manager Pep Guardiola. He said: ‘I spoke with his agent.
‘It’s difficult news for him and his family. We wish him well from all our people. Our chairman, we wish him a safe recovery. Health and life more important than anything else.
‘He is in good hands, he takes care of himself, we wish him a safe recovery and come back if he can – otherwise enjoy his life and what he has done. Be careful and be safe for the rest of his life.’
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