Press reports stated that Barcelona striker Sergio Aguero is preparing to announce his retirement from football, while the club’s efforts to include English striker Raheem Sterling received a strong boost.
According to Aguero’s friend and journalist Gerard Romero, the player will announce his retirement due to concerns about his health through a press conference scheduled to take place next week.
This comes weeks after the Argentine striker felt pain in the chest area and had to leave the field in front of Alaves.
Aguero was advised by doctors to stay away from the stadiums until next year, after he underwent tests that showed that he suffers from an irregular heartbeat.
The 33-year-old joined Barcelona on a free transfer and participated in only 6 matches with the club.
On the other hand, the English player, Raheem Sterling, informed his club, Manchester City, of his desire to move to Barcelona, Spain, in the upcoming winter transfer market.
And the website “90 Minutes” (90Min) revealed in its British version that Sterling informed coach Pep Guardiola of his desire to move to Barcelona, while the 26-year-old has 18 months left until the end of his contract.
Barcelona has expressed its interest in contracting the English player, on a loan deal until the end of the season, with a purchase clause in the event that some conditions are met.
Sterling suffers from marginalization with coach Guardiola, who rarely brings him into the matches.