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Sergio Aguero set for career change that could make him even richer

Sergio Aguero set for career change that could make him even richer

Aguero officially announced his retirement in 2021.

Former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has his sights set on a brand new career which could make him even richer.

Aguero more or less completed football, winning five Premier League titles during his ten seasons with Manchester City and becoming one of the finest goal scorers the top-flight has ever seen.

The Argentinian scored 185 goals and provided 55 assists across 275 Premier League appearances and is forever immortalised for his dramatic stoppage-time goal to win the title for City in 2012.

However, the 35-year-old was forced to call time on his career prematurely due to a heart condition, just four games after moving to Barcelona.

Aguero officially announced his retirement from football in December 2021, with five Premier League titles, an FA Cup, and six League Cups to his name.

But he has since found new ways to earn a living and is keen to pursue a new career as a professional poker player, with his sights set on winning £8million at a poker tournament in Las Vegas.

The former Atletico Madrid player is among more than 3,000 playing in the two-week World Series of Poker Main Event.

So far, Aguero has won less than £5,000 in his poker career, but is hoping this could be his big break.

And he has started the event well, bagging a respectable 85,000 chips after day one, with Briton Christopher Brammer leading with 386,100.

Sources told The Sun said there was hope for Aguero.

“Even the best players make mistakes or get bad cards. Sergio has got to stay in for as long as he can — then who knows,” one insider revealed.

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Topics: Sergio Aguero, Football, Manchester City, Barcelona