Welcome back, Sergio! Aguero will make a one-off return to action THIS MONTH after being given the all-clear to play in friendly for Ecuadorian side Barcelona SC – with striker ready to ‘feel the pitch again’ following early retirement due to heart issues
- Sergio Aguero will make a one-off return to action this month in a friendly match
- The former Manchester City striker was forced to retire early with heart issues
- The striker has been announced as a guest player for the 2023 Noche Amarilla
- The 34-year-old recently trained with World Cup winners Argentina in Qatar
Sergio Aguero will make an emotional return to the pitch this month, as he is set to play a one-off match for Ecuadorian side Barcelona SC.
The former Manchester City and Barcelona star broke down in tears as he admitted he was forced to retire with a heart problem in December 2021.
Aguero asked to be taken off after 40 minutes of Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Alaves just two months earlier with chest pains before being diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia and was initially ruled out for three months.
Sergio Aguero will make an emotional return to the pitch this month in a one-off friendly
Aguero has been announced as a guest player for the 2023 Noche Amarilla by Barcelona SC
Despite his early retirement, Ageuro did train alongside 2022 World Cup winners Argentina in Qatar during the tournament, and joined in the wild celebrations when his country were crowned champions.
Just over a year on from his retirement, Aguero has been announced as a guest player for the 2023 Noche Amarilla, a yearly friendly fixture played by Ecuador outfit Barcelona SC.
The game, which has seen stars such as Ronaldinho, Diego Forlan, Kaka, Alessandro Del Piero, Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez feature, will take place on January, 28.
The striker was forced to retire in December, 2021 after being diagnosed with heart problems
The 34-year-old former striker has confirmed that he has been given the all clear to play in the one-off match.
‘I look forward to Noche Amarilla, to have fun and have a good time with the fans of Barcelona S.C,’ Aguero said.
‘I’ve had check-ups from the cardiologist, I am very well and I have already started training, so I will be able to play in the Noche Amarilla. I hope to have fun and feel the pitch again.
‘I went out to eat in Qatar and was watching Ecuador’s first match in the World Cup. Some fans of Barcelona S.C. recognised me and asked me to come to Noche Amarilla.’
Aguero is a club legend at Manchester City after scoring a club-record 260 goals for the club during his 10-year stay after joining from Atletico Madrid back in 2011.
The striker won 12 major trophies during that time before joining LaLiga in the summer of 2021 after his City contract expired.