Retired Man City Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero feels his heart ‘isn’t working properly’


Sergio Aguero discusses the health scare that forced him to retire at Barcelona, ​​with the Manchester City legend admitting he now feels like his heart ‘isn’t working properly’.

The Argentine leader was one of the most fearsome finishers on the planet, with a record goalscoring return recorded in a memorable 10 years in English football. It remains the Premier League leader in career goals per minute and has helped Man City establish themselves as one of the best clubs in modern world football.

He swapped the Etihad Stadium for Camp Nou as a free agent in the summer of 2021 but was taken to hospital in October after suffering chest discomfort and hung up his boots on December 15 .

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Since retiring, Aguero has continued to feel the effects of the condition that pushed him out of the game.

What did Sergio Aguero say about his heart problem?

Aguero discussed his current quality of life after being forced to quit his profession as an athlete on live streaming platform Twitch.

“If I try to play football-tennis now, I run out of breath when I want to sprint,” Aguero said, “I just feel like my heart isn’t working properly.”

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Aguero has been streaming on Twitch for several years, playing games like FIFA, Grand Theft Auto, and Fall Guys, among others. He rarely talked about football while actively involved in the game, but after his retirement he opened up more on his Twitch stream.

Why did Agüero retire?

The 33-year-old’s last competitive outing came in a meeting with Alaves on October 30, 2021. He was substituted in the 42nd minute of that contest after it became clear he was not able to continue.

Aguero made just five appearances for Barcelona following his high-profile transfer from Man City, but he had no choice but to call time for a short stint in Catalonia.

He was eventually diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia and had to end his glittering career which scored 385 goals at club level – 260 of those for City – in 101 appearances. Aguero won the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Europa League and Copa America trophies alongside an Olympic goal medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing.

What else did Aguero say about the health scare?

Aguero also explained how he initially thought a health alert could be shaken off, but soon realized the seriousness of the situation.

“The first 15 days I had a terrible time,” Aguero said during a previous Twitch streaming session. “When it happened I thought it was nothing and I was fine, but when I got to the hospital and they left me alone in a small room with lots of monitors around. I realized that something was wrong.

“And after two days in hospital, I started to get nervous.”


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