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Sergio Aguero has played down suggestions he could retire following a recent heart scare.
The Argentine forward was substituted in worrying scenes during Barcelona’s draw with Alaves earlier this month following chest pains and has since been ruled out of action for up to three months following a “diagnostic and therapeutic process” undertaken by the club’s doctors.
That had led to reports suggesting Aguero - who only left Manchester City over the course of the summer - could be considering retirement from the game altogether.
Still, taking to Twitter, the 33-year-old allayed such concerns and spoke of how he was approaching the situation positively.
“Given the rumors, I tell them that I am following the indications of the club’s doctors, doing tests and treatment and seeing my progress within 90 days. Always positive,” he wrote.
Pep Guardiola - who won three Premier League titles while working with Aguero - was one of many who sent their thoughts to Aguero.
“We wish him a safe recovery. The time doesn’t matter. Health and life are much more important than anything else.
“I’m pretty sure he is in good hands with really good doctors who are going to take care of him,” he said.
“He takes good care of himself.
“We wish him as speedy and safe recovery as possible and he comes back, if possible, to play again, otherwise (to) enjoy his life and what he has done, (to) be careful and be safe for the rest of his life.”