Barcelona has denied that Sergio Aguero has decided to retire from football due to health concerns. The Argentine was taken off during the game against Alaves due to complaints of chest pain and shortness of breath. According to reports, irregular heartbeats are caused by cardiac arrhythmia.
Doctors advised Aguero to consider retirement, according to Catalunya Radio in November, but he denied the reports on social media. Gerard Romero reported yesterday that Aguero had decided to retire and would make the announcement at a press conference next week.
Barcelona’s vice-president, Rafa Yuste, told Movistar that such reports were false:
After his contract at Manchester City expired, Aguero moved to Barcelona in the summer. He has appeared in six games, scoring one goal in the El Clasico. Raheem Sterling, the star’s former teammate, has been identified by Barcelona as a possible replacement if he retires this season. According to reports, they are preparing a bid for the Manchester City player.