This is due to a heart problem he has developed in the last few weeks. News about his retirement was made known by renowned sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano in a recent tweet.
This comes after the player had to be substituted in Barcelona’s La Liga game against Alaves on October 30 after he complained of suffering from breathing difficulties.
Per reports, he was suffering from a condition known as cardiac arrhythmia. The condition occurs when electrical impulses in the heart don’t work properly. There may be no symptoms.
Alternatively, symptoms may include a fluttering in the chest, chest pain, fainting, or dizziness.
If required, treatment includes anti-arrhythmic drugs, medical procedures, implantable devices, and surgery.
In the tweet made by Fabrizio, he wrote;
“Sergio Agüero’s set to retire from football due to heart problems, @gerardromero
reports. The decision has been made and Barcelona have been informed. #FCB
Press conference to clarify the situation expected next week.”
Some football fans have shared their thoughts about this latest development and here are some of the reactions we gathered;
@nomifooty – Truly an amazing player and someone that I always enjoyed watching Blue heartWish him a happy and healthy life ahead
@KirjanB – Absolutely heartbreaking to see one of the best strikers ever forced to go out like thisBroken heart massive thank you to the legend himself and all he’s done for football