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Is Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero retiring due to heart condition? Barcelona star to meet media



Barcelona and Argentina star Sergio Aguero is expected to clarify his future at a press conference on Wednesday amid talk of a heart problem forcing him into retirement.

Aguero had been out of action since suffering chest pains during Barca’s 1-1 draw against Alaves in La Liga on October 30. It is expected that he will announce his retirement.

The 33-year-old was taken to hospital for testsย and subsequently diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia.

Aguero signed with Barcelona this past summer after the expiration of his Manchester City contract, but made just four appearances before his condition surfaced, scoring one goal (video below).

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Aguero will be joined at theย press conference by club president Joan Laporta having spent last weekend taking in a dramatic end to the 2021 Formula One season in Abu Dhabi, which saw Max Verstappen controversially pip Lewis Hamilton to the World Championship title.

Ex-Barca and current Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who worked with the South American at Manย City, and Txiki Begiristain โ€” director of football at the Etihad Stadium โ€” will also be in attendance for the announcement.

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Aguero’s career achievements

Aguero has scored 379 goals in 663 games across spells at Independiente, Atletico Madrid, Manchester City and Barca, while also recording 118 assists.

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The Argentine has won 17 trophies in total, 15 of which were claimed during his 10-year stay at City, where he established himself among the best forwards of his generation.

The Manchester club won five Premier League titles with Aguero leading the line, and he famously scored the dramatic late winning goal against QPR that gave them their first crown under Roberto Mancini in 2011-12.

He left Etihad Stadium at the end of his contract in the summer of 2021 before joining Barca, but injuries have restricted him to just five appearances for the Spanish giants before the major health scare against Alaves.



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