Harry Kane has taken to social media to congratulate Sergio Aguero on an ‘amazing career’ after the Barcelona man announced his retirement from football for health reasons.
Aguero has been out of action since he was taken to hospital on 30 October after experiencing “chest discomfort” during a 1-1 draw with Alaves.
The former Manchester City star announced today that he has had to step up away from the game to safeguard his health.
The Argentine said (via BBC Sport): “The decision I have made, I have taken it for my health.
“This conference is to communicate that I have decided to stop playing football. It’s a very difficult moment.
“When they did the first physical test on me in the clinic, the medical staff called me to tell me there was a very big possibility that I wouldn’t be able to keep playing.
“From that point, I was processing it all but it wasn’t easy. One of the doctors told me straight up, ‘that’s enough’.
“I want to tell everyone that I did everything possible. I dreamt about playing football since I was five years old and I first touched a ball.
“I never thought I would get to Europe, so I want to show my gratitude to everyone regardless of where I trained.
“I’m proud of the career I’ve had and am fortunate it is happening to me now rather than before. I don’t know what awaits me in the next life but I know there are a lot of people who love me and want the best for me.”
Aguero ends his career with 427 goals in 786 games, including an astonishing 260 goals in 390 games at Manchester City, registering 16 hat-tricks during his time at the Etihad.
Along with Harry Kane, the striker has undoubtedly been one of the best goal scorers in English football over the last decade.
The Tottenham man took to social media to express his sadness at seeing Aguero hanging up his boots and insisted that the 33-year-old is one of the best the Premier League has ever seen.
Congrats on an amazing career @aguerosergiokun. Sad to see anyone have to retire not on their own terms but one of the best strikers to have ever played in the Premier League. Respect.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) December 15, 2021
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Aguero’s career arguably went under the radar because of the fact that he never racked up golden boots like other Premier League greats due to injury issues and the rotation at Man City.
However, his goals per games ratio is up there with the best strikers in Premier League history. It is sad to see his career end prematurely and is a reminder to fans that we must enjoy the likes of Kane and Son when we can as these players will not be around forever.
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