Sergio Aguero set to retire following heart problems

Aguero set to retire following heart problems
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Sergio Aguero is reportedly set to retire from football following his heart problems.

The Barcelona star was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pains and breathing difficulties during the clash with Alaves last month.

According to Spanish journalist, Gerard Romero, the Argentine will prematurely call time on his career following the diagnosis of an irregular heartbeat.

Romero said on Twitter that the former Manchester City star will officially announce his decision at a press conference next week. Since moving to Barcelona in the summer, Aguero has played just five games across competitions, and has scored just one goal for the Blaugrana in El Clasico.

The 33-year-old is City's all-time record goalscorer with 260 goals in 390 games, and has scored 41 goals in 101 games for the Argentina national team.

Last week Aguero admitted he was staying "positive". The Argentine claimed: "Given the rumours, I tell them that I am following the indications of the club's doctors, doing tests and treatment and seeing my progress within 90 days. Always positive.

The Argentinian who moved to the Catalan giants from Manchester City earlier in the summer, has not been a regular for the Catalan giants due to injury issues, but did open his account during their loss to rivals, Real Madrid in the first El Clasico of the season.