Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement from football in a ‘special ceremony on Wednesday’ after struggling with heart problems.
Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after he left the pitch 41 minutes into his first start for Barcelona last month.
The striker was initially told to rest for three months, but is now planning to step away from football permanently at just 33 years old, according to Marca.
Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after he left the pitch 41 minutes into his first start for Barca last month. He complained of dizziness and chest pains, as he lay flat on pitch
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 in the 40th minute, 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 he eventually got up and slowly walked off the pitch unaided.
The Argentinian spent then next two days in hospital and was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia. 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 great than first thought.
As a result, Aguero will announce his retirement from football during a ‘ceremony’ at the club on Wednesday.