Sergio Aguero is reportedly set to call time on his career because of a heart condition.
The Argentine who was rushed to hospital last month after suffering from heart problems had confirmed he will be out of action for at least three months.
The striker only joined Barcelona this season on a two-year deal from Manchester City where he was record scorer after spending a decade a the Etihad.
Aguero has played just four times for the Blaugrana and earlier this month, it was confirmed he would be out for the foreseeable future under the advice of medical professionals.
In light of speculation that he was set to retire, he offered an update on social media which read: “Given the rumours, 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.”
Aguero was rushed to hospital following Barca’s 1-1 draw with Alaves at the end of October after suffering from chest pains and breathing difficulties.
According to Spanish outlet SPORT, Aguero was then diagnosed with a ‘cardiac arrhythmia’ or irregular heartbeat.
Further checks were then scheduled for Aguero and journalist Gerard Romero has claimed that those have led to the decision that he will retire from football at just 33 years of age.
The report claims Barcelona have been made aware and a press conference will be pencilled in next week to confirm his plans for the future.
The forward’s issue comes just months after Christian Eriksen collapsed on the pitch whilst playing for Denmark at Euro 2020.
The playmaker stopped breathing after suffering cardiac arrest and had to be resuscitated on the pitch before being rushed to hospital, where it was eventually confirmed that he would need to be fitted with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD).
He will not play for club side Inter Milan in Serie A this season.