Sergio Aguero ‘considering retirement’ due to complicated heart problems

The former Manchester City striker’s career is in the balance after heart problems more complicated than first feared could force the 33-year-old into an early retirement.

Sergio Aguero is weighing up his future as a football player after suffering heart problems whilst playing for his current club Barcelona, according to reports from Spain.

The Argentine was taken to hospital for further testing after he was forced off the pitch in the game against Alaves due to breathing problems.

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Aguero will not be allowed to play for the next three months as he has been told to rest.

According to Catalunya Radio, the results so far have not been promising with a diagnosis of cardiac arrhythmia.

This involves an abnormality of the heart’s rhythm, meaning that it might be beating too slow or too fast which can range from a minor inconvenience to an illness outright life-threatening.

The idea of retirement has been put forward to the 33-year-old as this condition is complex and incompatible with professional sport.

Aguero only joined Barcelona on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer, suffering breathing pains in his first ever start for the Spanish giants in the 41st minute against Alaves.

Former managers and team-mates such as Citizen duo Pep Guardiola and Kyle Walker have given their best wishes to the club legend, who himself issued a heartfelt thanks to Barcelona on the club’s social channels.

Aguero has managed just one goal in five games for Barca which was against fierce rivals Real Madrid.

The Argentine is Manchester City’s all-time leading goalscorer where he notched 260 goals in 390 competitive games - including that infamous stoppage-time title winning goal against QPR in 2012.