Legendary Former Man City Striker Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero Forced To Quit With Heart Issues

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Sergio Aguero is officially hanging up his boots after suffering a cardiac arrhythmia in October.

The 33-year-old, who includes Atletico Madrid and Manchester City as previous employers before joining Barcelona in the summer, played in a total of 666 club matches, in which he scored 379 goals and provided 146 assists.

In addition, for Argentina, Aguero represented his country on 101 occasions, scoring 41 goals and providing 19 assists.

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This announcement is to let you know that I have decided to stop playing professional football. It is a very hard decision,” Aguero said amidst tears during a press conference at the Camp Nou on Wednesday.

First of all, it’s my health; you know the problem I had a month and a bit ago. I was in good hands with the doctors, they told me that the best thing to do was to stop playing and I took this decision a week or 10 days ago.

I did everything I could to see if there was any hope, but there was not much hope. I am proud and happy for how my career went.

Since I was five years old I have dreamed of playing football, of being in the [Argentine] First Division, I never thought of going to Europe.

I want to thank Independiente, Atletico Madrid, who placed their faith in me when I was 18 years old, the people at City, who know how I feel, I have left the best.

To Barcelona, it has been incredible, I knew I was coming to one of the best clubs in the world, but things happen for a reason. And to the national team, which is what I love the most.”

Aguero joined Barcelona with the hope of playing alongside his best friend Lionel Messi, but his departure to Paris Saint-Germain and an injury that the former Manchester City man was carrying meant that he did not make his first Blaugrana appearance until October 17.

From that point on, Aguero was only able to play in five Barcelona matches before suffering a heart issue against Alaves. He was able to grab one goal in that time, though, as he netted a consolation goal in the Clasico against Real Madrid.