The City striker has made his retirement known as his heart continues to trouble him.

 

Sergio Aguero suffered chest pains and dizziness during Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alaves in October; striker was ruled out for three months after cardiac tests, but has now decided to retire; Aguero joined Barca in the summer from Manchester City, where he is the club’s record goalscorer.

The 33 years old record goalscorer, who moved to Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer, had to be substituted during his team’s 1-1 draw with Alaves in October after receiving medical assistance on the pitch to treat chest pains and dizziness.

The striker had to go for a cardiac test where he was ruled out for three months

However, Aguero did not make his return to the field before announcing on Wednesday at the Nou Camp that his playing career has ended.

 

In his statements he said: “This conference is to communicate that I have decided to stop playing football.

“It is a very difficult moment. The decision I have made I have taken for my health, that is the main reason, because of the problem that I had a month-and-a-half ago.

” According to advice given to me by specialist, I have to quit football.

— Sergio Kun Aguero (@aguerosergiokun) December 15, 2021

Posting on Twitter, Aguero added: “Retiring under these circumstances is difficult, but life comes first – I’ve known that from the start.”

 

The striker had suffered a calf injury which ruled him out until October, after which he was able to make his debut for the club as a substitute in a 3-1 win against Valencia.

He scored his first goal for Barcelona against Real Madrid on his El Clasico debut on 24 October.

Kun Aguero began his career at Argentinian club Independiente, scoring 23 goals between 2003-2006 before transferring to Atletico Madrid.

He has scored 101 times in 234 appearances in all competitions and won the Europa League with the club in 2010 in addition to the UEFA Super Cup.

City signed Aguero from Atletico in 2011 and he became entrenched in the club’s history when he scored a dramatic late winner against QPR in the final game of the 2011/12 season to secure the team’s first Premier League title.

Aguero remained at City for 10 seasons, and broke Eric Brook’s record to become the club’s all-time top goalscorer in 2017.

He scored 260 goals for the club in 390 appearances and won a host of honours, including five Premier League titles, six League Cup trophies and an FA Cup, among others.

Aguero scored his 184 Premier League goals at a rate of one every 108 minutes. Kane has scored a goal every 128 minutes, Mohamed Salah every 127 minutes. Nobody can really compete. By any metric, he is the competition’s outstanding striker of the last decade.

There were typical Aguero goals. The dart to the near post. The curled effort into the corner. But such was his longevity that it is impossible to pin him down to a handful of finishes.

Few would think he boasts one of the great left foots in Premier League history and yet he found the net 34 times with it, putting him among the top 10 left-footed scorers since making that sensational two-goal debut against Swansea in August 2011.

That game featured an outrageous strike from 30 yards. 20 more from outside the box followed, meaning that only Christian Eriksen has scored more since Aguero’s debut.

The arrival of Pep Guardiola at what turned out to be the exact midpoint of his Manchester City career was a boost for the club but also a challenge for the star striker. There were doubts over his ability to adapt himself to the demands of the new coach.He could have walked away as a club legend even then.

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