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Aguero reflects on signing for Barcelona: “Just always wanted to play there”



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Regarded as one of the best South American strikers to play in the 21st century, Sergio Aguero’s career came to an abrupt end, when it was revealed that he had a heart condition.

The striker subsequently announced his retirement from football last year, which was a heartbreaking decision not only for him but also for Barcelona. The Catalans had signed the player on a free transfer in the summer of 2021.

In a recent interview with El Chiringuito, Aguero opened up on his move to Barcelona. He voiced his love for the Blaugrana and suggested that it was his desire to move to Camp Nou, to a point where the salary did not matter.

“Joining FC Barcelona was very easy for me – I just always wanted to play there, so I didn’t care much about my salary,” Aguero said.

The Argentine international had joined the club on the back of a stellar record at Manchester City. The forward had netted a whopping 260 goals in less than 400 competitive appearances for the English giants, helping them secure five Premier League titles.

Barcelona signed him as part of their plans to shore up the attack. But shortly after making his debut, the veteran forward was taken to a hospital during a game against Alaves.

It was later revealed that the forward had a heart condition that will not allow him to further his career. It ultimately led to Aguero announcing his retirement and terminating his contract at Barcelona, after featuring in just five competitive matches.

Aguero did score one goal for the Catalans, which came against Real Madrid. However, it turned out to be in a losing cause as Barcelona were defeated by their arch-rivals.

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