Sergio Aguero could consider early retirement due to severe heart condition

Sergio Aguero-Barcelona
Sergio Aguero-Barcelona | Photo Credit: IMAGO

The Barcelona striker has been sidelined for three months after sustaining chest pain against Alaves.

Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero was taken off the field during last month’s game against Alaves after complaints of chest problems and dizziness.

The Catalan club would confirm that the Argentine had undergone cardiac tests and wouldn’t be available for three months.

According to a new report from Mirror, Aguero’s heart condition is worse than expected, which might force him to early retirement.

Aguero, who is considered one of the best strikers of his generation, sealed a free transfer to the Nou Camp from Manchester City in the summer.

However, he dealt with such a setback just in his fourth game in La Liga this season.

Aguero addresses retirement reports, La Albiceleste sends support

The 33-year-old has addressed the rumours regarding his early retirement, stating that he is staying positive and following the doctor’s prescription.

Aguero responded to retirement reports via Twitter: “Given the rumors, I can say that I am following the instructions of the club’s doctors, doing tests and treatment and checking my progress within 90 days. Always positive.”

Argentina’s head coach Lionel Scaloni also sent his support to the former Man City star, hoping to see him back in the field sooner.

Scaloni said (h/t Goal): “Regarding Kun, yes, we’ve talked and we’ve sent each other messages. Besides him being a player, he is a boy we appreciate a lot.

“We are sad because he is going through something no-one deserves. We hope he recovers and could be playing as soon as possible. We send him all our support.”