Aguero to make statement about reported retirement

News Desk
Sergio Aguero walks off the pitch injured

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero will make a statement on his future at the Nou Camp on Wednesday, Barcelona have announced.

The 33-year-old Argentine has been receiving treatment for a heart condition.

Aguero was told by doctors to rest for three months after suffering chest pains during the 1-1 draw against Alaves on October 30.

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Reports have suggested the former Man City forward may be forced into retirement because of the issue, which is said to be more serious than initially thought.

On Tuesday, Barcelona said in a post on the club’s official website: “Please note Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero will give a statement on his future from Camp Nou at 12pm CET on Wednesday December 15. The first-team football player will be joined by FC Barcelona president, Joan Laporta.”

Aguero scored a club record 260 goals for City during a golden decade in which he won 12 major trophies, including five Premier League titles, before leaving at the end of last season.

The forward’s final campaign at the Etihad Stadium, however, was ravaged by injuries and illness (Covid-19).

Aguero also experienced further fitness problems after moving to Spain, with the game against Alaves just his second start.

Elsewhere, Demba Ba claims new interim Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick is a “special” manager who surrounds himself with “A+ people”.

The German will be in charge at Old Trafford until the end of the current season before moving into a consultancy role for two years.

And former Newcastle United and Chelsea striker Demba Ba – who was coached by Rangnick at Hoffenheim – fully expects the new Man Utd boss to be a success in the Premier League.

Ba – who wants to become one of Europe’s best sporting directors –  has been learning from Rangnick and told the I newspaper: “I’m a student of Ralf; with him it’s like I’m in the library. When he opens up, I read.

“He told me when we started, ‘I am an ‘A’ person, but I surround myself with A+ people’. That’s what makes him so special. He’s so confident that he doesn’t hesitate to surround himself with people who are going to improve him.

“He did it with me when I was a player. When you see the whole plan that he sets out to you, you cannot say no. I knew then that this guy was special.”