Premier League legend Sergio Aguero has today announced his retirement from professional football during an emotional press conference.
Aguero, who is not only one of the finest strikers ever to grace the English game but also scored arguably the most iconic goal in English football history, was forced into retirement after being diagnosed with a heart condition.
The Argentine was substituted during his first-ever start at the Nou Camp with chest pains and difficulty breathing. Unfortunately, his condition has ended up being more sinister than was initially thought possible.
Aguero today called a press conference in Barcelona to announce that he will be retiring from football in order to ensure that he maintains his good health, which ultimately, is more important than anything else.
“I have decided to stop playing football.”
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— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) December 15, 2021
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The game will miss Aguero, whose ruthlessness in front of goal fired him to the very top of the Manchester City scoring charts and established him as arguably the club’s greatest ever player.
It’s a great shame that we will never be able to see how he would have faired in La Liga, but he retires having scored in his only El Classico appearance – which is a feat to be proud of, along with everything else he achieved in his memorable career.