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Barcelona’s Sergio Aguero undergoes treatment to extend his career - report

The Argentine has had stem cell treatment

FC Barcelona Sign Sergio Aguero Photo by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

New Barcelona signing Sergio Aguero has reportedly undergoing treatment on his knees in a bid to try and help prolong his football career.

The 33-year-old has had stem cell treatment which is aimed at regenerating the cartilage to allow the Argentine to play longer, according to Cadena SER.

The report adds that the procedure was carried out by Dr. Robert Soler at the Institute for Tissue Regenerative Therapy and was planned before the striker’s move to Barcelona.

Sports stars such as Pau Gasol, Rafa Nadal, Carles Puyol, Martin Odegaard and Érik Lamela are mentioned as athletes who have also undergone this kind of treatment.

The treatment is not expected to mean any time out for Aguero who is expected to be able to train as normal. He is due back, along with Lionel Messi and Emerson Royal, on August 2 for pre-season.

Aguero missed large chunks of last season through injury with Manchester City and only managed seven Premier League starts for the Premier League champions.

The Argentine left the Citizens at the end of the season after his contract expired and has signed a deal with Barca that runs until the end of the 2022/23 season.