Sergio Aguero 'will forego a year of his £100k-a-week contract' in classy gesture to skint Barcelona after retiring

SERGIO AGUERO has agreed to forego the final year of his £100,000-a-week contract at Barcelona, in a classy gesture.

The former Manchester City favourite was forced to retire this week after being diagnosed with a cardiac arrhythmia.


Aguero, 33, confirmed his decision at an emotional press conference on Wednesday.

The striker scored one goal in five appearances for Barcelona, before having to be substituted during an October 30 clash with Alaves due to breathing problems.

He leaves with goodwill of supporters, after making a financial decision that will greatly assist the skint Catalan giants.

Aguero arrived at Barca having already taken a 75 per cent wage cut from what he was earning at City, when he penned a two-year deal in LaLiga.

According to L'Ara, he has agreed to give up the £5.1million that he would have earned in second year of the deal.

He will be paid the rest of his salary for this season.

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But that cost will be covered by Barca's insurance.

This could now free boss Xavi Hernandez up to sign a new forward in January.

According to the Independent, Barcelona are interested in offering axed Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang an Emirates escape route.

They are also believed to be considering a move for Manchester United striker Edinson Cavani.

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