Sergio Aguero Speaks on Coming Out of Retirement Months After Quitting Due to Heart Problem

Sergio Aguero Speaks on Coming Out of Retirement Months After Quitting Due to Heart Problem

Fred Kennedy
February 28, 2024 at 7:46 AM
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  • Sergio Aguero was said to be preparing for a return to football
  • The ex-striker was forced into retirement in December 2021
  • Aguero hung his boots due to a heart problem suffered at Barca

Manchester City legend, Sergio Aguero, has spoken about coming out of retirement months after he was forced to call time on his career due to a heart problem.

Aguero announced his retirement back in December 2021 at the age of 33.

Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium in 2020. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium in 2020. Photo by Laurence Griffiths.
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According to Sky Sports, the former striker made the decision weeks after he suffered chest pains while in action for Barcelona.

The Argentine, who had joined the Spanish giants that summer, was eventually ruled out for three months after cardiac tests.

However, hopes of him returning to action were dashed after he was advised to quit playing.

More than two years after that decision, it was reported earlier in the week that Aguero would start training with a former team ahead of a stunning return to football.

Sergio Aguero speaks on his return to football

The former Argentina international has come to speak on his rumoured return.

Per ESPN, Aguero has poured cold water on the reports, branding them a 'total lie.'

The ex-Premier League striker further disclosed that a potential return to football would only happen after he has undergone several tests.

"It's totally a lie, I'm not going to train with Independiente," Agüero said.
"Sometimes things are invented. I reiterate that the cardiologist said that I am well, that it is important that I am in good health. But to return to training at the First Division level, I would need to undergo a lot of tests," he added.

Aguero is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation, thanks to his impressive career.

The former Atletico Madrid star is Manchester City's all-time leading scorer, with 260 goals to his name.

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

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

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