Sergio Aguero Could Make Sensational U-Turn on Retirement After Latest Update from Cardiologist

Sergio Aguero Could Make Sensational U-Turn on Retirement After Latest Update from Cardiologist

Rene Otinga
updated at February 23, 2024 at 9:54 AM
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  • Sergio Aguero unwillingly retired from professional football in 2021
  • This was after the Argentine was diagnosed with a heart condition
  • The Man City legend recently received an update from his cardiologist on Twitch

Sergio Aguero could make an emotional return to football after receiving some good news from his doctor during a recent live stream.

The 35-year-old had to hang his boots in 2021 after he was diagnosed with a heart condition characterised by irregular heartbeats.

Sergio Aguero hang his boots in 2021 due to a heart condition.
Sergio Aguero has been given the green light by his cardiologist to play professional football. Photo: Clive Mason.
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During one of his first games since moving from Manchester City to FC Barcelona, Aguero suffered cardiac arrhythmia, and cameras captured him in obvious discomfort.

These days, the Manchester City legend has seemingly prioritised his career in media and regularly does live streams on Twitch, where he has over 4 million followers.

As far as playing is concerned, the Manchester City legend makes casual appearances on the pitch as he is part of Gerard Pique’s seven-a-side Kings League.

Aguero receives news from his doctor

During one of his latest live streams, Aguero revealed he was training for a possible return to football, and this announcement was followed by a call to his cardiologist.

"People are asking me and well, I don't know... What do you think?” he said. “How am I doing for 20 minutes of action? I don't know if it's 20, but ten?” Aguero asked his doctor during the stream.

It was then that the retired striker’s doctor informed him that he would have no issues playing for at least 20 minutes.

"Logically, we have to do the studies, which already correspond, and make you run as if it were a game... When you approach the two centre backs, if you have to do a trick, something like that, you have to be well prepared, the doctor said, per talkSPORT.

Aguero was beaming with joy as the doctor further explained that if he could get himself in peak physical condition again, he could play competitively again.

Soon after the conversation, viewers asked the next obvious question: whether Aguero would consider a return to his boyhood club Independiente.

The former Atletico Madrid man replied saying, "If Carlitos [Tevez, Independiente manager] calls me, what do you expect me to do?”

While a return to professional football is unlikely, it was nice to see Aguero still excited about the prospect of playing again.

Fans can still look forward to seeing the legendary Argentine in action as he is set to feature in an all-star friendly fixture at Inter Miami's DRK PNK Stadium.

Aguero weighs in on Messi-Suarez partnership

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on what Aguero said after Luis Suarez joined his former teammate Lionel Messi at Inter Miami.

Aguero tipped Inter Miami to be a formidable club, as the two former Barcelona players still posed a major threat to defences despite their advanced age.

Messi and Suarez featured in their club’s first league game of the season, a 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake.

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