Deario Sport reported on Friday that Barcelona thanked Sergio Aguero for announcing his retirement on Wednesday. It accepted part of this season’s wages and canceled the remainder of the year to help the club facing financial difficulties.
Aguero has joined from Manchester City on a two-year contract with Barcelona this summer. Before the Argentine striker had an irregular heartbeat that ultimately decided to end his professional football career.
According to reports, Barcelona thanked Aguero for the attitude of the 33-year-old forward’s understanding of the club’s situation. By requesting only part of this season’s wages during negotiations to cancel a deal that was made last summer. Although there is a guarantee of wages in the second year of the contract.
However, the Argentina striker only moved to Spain this summer and signed a two-year deal with Barca.
Being aware of the financial challenges at the Nou Camp, Aguero decided to forfeit the second year of his contract.
The former Manchester City player will also only collect part of his wages for this season.
Aguero was able to make only five appearances for Barcelona and scored once against Real Madrid.
The 32-year-old however scored 260 goals in 390 games for City, 100 in 230 for Atletico Madrid, 18 in 38 for Independiente and 41 in 101 for the Argentine national team.