Reports in Spain have indicated that Argentine striker Sergio Aguero will retire from football as a result of his heart problems which have kept him sidelined since Barcelona played a 1-1 stalemate against Alaves at the Camp Nou on October 30.
The striker joined Barcelona from Manchester City as a free agent but was sidelined by injuries in the first stretch of the season. After recovering from the injury, he made his debut on October 17 in a 3-1 victory against Valencia.
Aguero is scheduled to announce his retirement from football in a press conference that has been slated for next week. He featured in five matches for Barcelona, with his only goal coming against Real Madrid in the El Clasico played at the Camp Nou.
He played a total of 165 minutes for Barcelona in La Liga and the Champions League before leaving the pitch during the draw against Alaves owing to serious chest discomfort.
Medical investigation revealed that the Argentine striker suffered from an arrhythmia, and although his close associates have dismissed possible talks of retirement from football, the striker has decided to draw the curtain on his highly successful football career.
Recall that on November 12, CitizensAlert reported that the striker could be forced into involuntary retirement after fresh medical investigations were conducted into his heart problem.