Barcelona boss Xavi has played down suggestions that a decision on Sergio Aguero‘s future in terms of a possible early retirement has already been made.
Spanish journalist Gerard Romero claimed on Saturday that the Argentina international’s heart problems had forced him to make the decision to retire from the sport with immediate effect.
However, Xavi has claimed that he is not aware of any update on the 33-year-old, who was initially ruled out for three months in order to undergo regular testing following a cardiac arrhythmia diagnosis.
“About Kun Aguero I don’t know anything. I spoke to him the other day and what came out is not certain,” Xavi told reporters after Saturday’s 1-0 win over Barcelona.
“We don’t have this information. We are in touch with him and we will follow the evolution of what he had and hopefully he can keep playing football. This is the information I have. I don’t know where it came from [the news about Aguero’s retirement].”
Aguero was taken to hospital after the clash with Alaves at the end of October after experiencing chest pains and difficulty breathing.