Juan Martin del Potro paid tribute to Sergio ‘Kun’ Aguero after the Argentina and FC Barcelona striker announced his immediate retirement from the sport.
Aguero has had an illustrious career, having played for multiple clubs and scored goals left, right and centre. He is most famous for his time at Manchester City, where he established himself as a legend of the Etihad and indeed the Premier League.
A record goalscorer and explosive player, Kun is one of the best players to have ever graced the Premier League. He moved to Barcelona at the beginning of this season, but months into his time with the Catalans, he was diagnosed with a heart condition.
The situation was serious enough for Aguero to announce that he was retiring from football effective immediately. Praise and tributes poured in from all over the world, including one from Del Potro.
Del Potro paid tribute to Aguero, and hailed him for bringing joy to many fans all around the world.
“In this new stage of your life, here I wait for you friend to continue sharing beautiful moments,” he said, as quoted by Tennis World USA.
“Thank you for your career and your joy forever.”
The legendary striker was recently diagnosed with a heart condition. It was deemed serious by medics and doctors, so he took the decision to end his career.
Accordingly, Aguero called a press conference on Wednesday, where he announced his retirement from the sport.
“This conference is to communicate that I have decided to stop playing football,” he said.
“It is a very difficult moment. The decision I have made I have taken for my health, that is the main reason, because of the problem that I had a month-and-a-half ago.
“I was in good hands of the medical staff who have done their best and have told me the best thing would be to stop playing. So I made that decision about a week ago and I want to tell everyone I did everything possible to have hope, but there wasn’t very much.”