FC Barcelona: Kun Agüero will announce this Wednesday that he is leaving football due to heart problems | sports


Agüero, during one of the games he played this season with Barcelona.
Agüero, during one of the games he played this season with Barcelona.Pedro Salado Lorente (Getty Images)

The heart of Kun Agüero (Buenos Aires, Argentina; 33 years old) denies him to continue playing football. This will be announced this Wednesday at a press conference at Camp Nou (12 hours), accompanied by the president and the first team players. “The footballer will appear to explain his future,” sums up the brief Barca statement. Quite a blow for the forward, who wanted to give the finishing touch to his career at Barcelona, ​​a team with which he has only been able to enjoy 166 minutes on the pitch with a single goal, in the classic with Madrid’s triumph.

When he was 12 years old, the player already suffered a small arrhythmia. But that did not prevent him from continuing behind the ball, a record of precocity because at 15 years and 35 days he was already making his debut in the Argentine League, becoming the youngest to do so, even ahead of Diego Armando Maradona, who set the mark in 1976 Since then, his career skyrocketed because he triumphed in Independiente and later, in 2006, reach Atlético de Madrid and be the most expensive signing ever made by a minor (23 million). Its low center of gravity (measures (1.73m), its facility for gambeta and his dry and powerful shot seasoned with the ability to uncheck made him a name on the international scene, winner of the Golden Boy (2007) and the Award for the best young footballer in the world (2009), also crowned with the Europa League (2010) and the European Super Cup (2010).

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Numbers that earned him to sign in 2011 for Manchester City for 35 million, a course in which he scored a goal on the horn on the last day of the Premier that served to break a drought citizen 44 years old. Thus, without ceasing to be related to the goal -because only in the second season and in the last (when injuries deprived him of playing) he did not score more than 23 goals-, he converted with 184 networks in 275 meetings in the foreign player with most goals in the Premier, also in the fourth highest all-time scorer after Shearer (260), Rooney (208) and Andy Cole (187).

Messi’s teammate in the national team – finalist in the 2014 World Cup and champion in the 2021 Copa América – arrived at Barça this summer with the intention of playing alongside Leo. Something that was impossible due to the rickety Barça coffers and the impossibility of complying with the Fair Play financier, exiled on the 10th to PSG. His career at the Camp Nou, however, started badly because he injured a calf and was unemployed for two and a half months. And, when he tied his boots again, dropper because Koeman wanted it to be so to have his football in its greatest expressiveness, he fell. It was on October 30, against Alavés, when he noticed that he was short of breath and had to lie down on the grass due to an arrhythmia. His heart failed and he was replaced, also taken to the hospital, where they detected heart problems that now, a couple of months and a half later, make him leave football early. Although they had given until February to see the evolution of the ailment, the monitoring carried out by club doctors and Dr. Josep Brugada determined that the Argentine is not suitable for the practice of elite sport. Your heart has said enough.

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