Sergio Aguero insists he ‘is going to the World Cup’ this year as the Man City legend eyes role in Qatar with the Argentina national team as the former striker reveals he has ‘held talks’ with boss Lionel Scaloni
- Sergio Aguero has revealed he has held talks with Argentina bosses over a role
- The striker will have a meeting with Lionel Scaloni and Claudio Tapia this week
- The Argentine was forced to call time on his playing career back in December
- Aguero was diagnosed with cardiac arrhythmia while playing for Barcelona
Sergio Aguero has revealed he could be set for a role with the Argentina national team ahead of the World Cup in Qatar this year.
The Manchester City legend was emotionally forced to call time on his playing career in December after being diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia while playing for Barcelona.
The striker experienced chest pains and breathing issues during the first half of Barcelona’s 1-1 home draw with Alaves on October 30.
Sergio Aguero revealed he could be set for a role with Argentina ahead of the World Cup
The striker announced his retirement in an emotional press conference back in December
The Argentine had to come off during a game against Alaves due to breathing difficulties
But City’s all-time leading scorer looks set for a new role post-retirement after he revealed he held talks with Argentina boss Lionel Scaloni.
‘I’m going to the World Cup in Qatar. We are going to have a meeting this week,’ he told Radio10.
Aguero helped Argentina to Copa America glory in 2021
‘I want to be there. The idea is for me to be incorporated into the coaching staff, I spoke with [manager Lionel] Scaloni and [president Claudio] Tapia.’
Aguero helped Argentina to Copa America victory in 2021 and would have been expecting a call up from Scaloni to head to Qatar.
However, it appears he could still play a pivotal role for his country, but from the sidelines rather than the pitch.
The Argentinian also reportedly received four job offers just weeks after tearfully announcing his retirement, including a global ambassadorial role with his former side City.
Aguero recently gave fans a terrifying insight to his condition and admits he’s worried that his heart ‘doesn’t work properly’.
Speaking about his health on a Twitch stream, the 33-year-old said: ‘If I try to play football now, I run out of breath.
‘Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to sprint again. I just feel like my heart doesn’t work properly.’
The Man City legend has revealed he doesn’t think he will ever be able to sprint again
He revealed earlier this month that he knew his heart problem was serious when he was ‘left in a small room alone with monitors’ while doctors ran tests on him in hospital last year.
‘The first 15 days I had a terrible time,’ Aguero said, also on Twitch.
‘When it happened, I thought it was nothing and that I was going to be fine, but when I arrived in the hospital and they left me in a small room alone with a lot of monitors around me.
‘I realised something was bad. And after two days hospitalised, I started to become nervous.’