Former Manchester City striker, Sergio Aguero is set to announce his retirement from football in a ‘special ceremony on Wednesday’ after struggling with heart problems.
Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after experiencing chest pains 41 minutes into his first start for Barcelona last month.
The striker was initially told to rest for three months but is now planning to step away from football permanently at just 33 years old, according to Marca.
Aguero joined Barcelona on a free transfer last summer from Manchester City and was making his first start for his new club against Alaves when he experienced chest pains.
The striker required on-pitch medical attention shortly before half-time having complained of dizziness.
Aguero went down to on the pitch with his hand placed on his chest. Barca’s medical staff then rushed on the pitch to assist the striker who eventually got up and slowly walked off the pitch unaided.
The Argentinian spent the next two days in the hospital, where he was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia after undergoing several tests.
He was subsequently told to rest for three months while ‘the effectiveness of treatment is evaluated’.
As a result of the severity of his condition, Aguero will announce his retirement from football at a special ‘ceremony’ at the club on Wednesday December 15.
Speaking after the incident took place, Aguero thanked the Barcelona supporters for the messages of support he had received.
Aguero said: ‘Hey Culers! Sending you all a big hug! Thank you for all the messages of support. Now it’s time to recover and wait for more news. Sending you all a big hug.’