MANCHESTER CITY legend Sergio Aguero shows he knows how to turn on the style even for a day out fishing with friends – in a pair of £265 Versace swim shorts.
The 33-year-old, who retired in December because of heart problems, treated fans to a glimpse of his outlandish look consisting of the printed designer shorts, white slide sandals, red top and straw hat to protect him from the sun over a blue neck protector.
He picked Esquina in the Argentinian province of Corrientes – the birthplace of the parents of his ex father-in-law Diego Maradona – for his river excursion with pals.
And he couldn’t help turning the fun day out into a football-style competition, telling a pal filming him ‘1-0’ before kissing his catch and adding, ‘Ciao papito’ – which in English would translate literally as ‘Bye daddy’ – before putting it back in the water.
He wrote alongside his social media posts: “Enjoying with friends in Esquina in Corrientes. Incredible sports fishing experience.”
The retired footballer was in good hands with a local fishing guide called Matias Pavoni.
And Aguero, who has been holidaying in Argentina and Uruguay since mid-December, had fans in stitches with his choice of outfit for his leisurely pursuit.
One, showing he needs to work on his spelling, wrote in response to the pictures and video the dad-of-one posted on his social media: “I love the shorts….Bersache.”
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Another added, alongside a laughing emoji: “Look at the swim shorts he wore to go fishing in Corrientes.”.
And a third, spelling the luxury fashion brand correctly this time and referring to Aguero by his nickname Kun as he is better known in Argentina, wrote: “Who could fish with Versace swim shorts on…only Kun baby!! Watching him kiss the fish made my day.”
The shorts Aguero wore are gold and black Versace printed drawstring swim shorts which retail online for around £265.
He enjoyed his day out as he prepared to reunite with girlfriend Sofia Calzetti, who travelled to Argentina with him before moving on to a luxury resort near the Uruguayan beach resort of Punta del Este where they rented a house but has been back in Barcelona for the past week as part of a business trip.
She is thought to have headed back to her homeland to meet up with Aguero after posting snaps of herself on Sunday leaving their home near the Catalan capital with a suitcase and kissing their pet dog goodbye.
Diego Maradona’s dad, also Diego, and mum who was born Dalma but was better known as Dona Tota, both came from the city of Esquina which is known for its annual fishing competition every March which attracts 25,000 visitors.
Aguero has a 12-year-old son called Benji with Maradona’s daughter Gianinna, who he split with years ago before meeting his current partner.
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As well as fishing, the former City striker has been showing off his skills at tennis since making his retirement announcement.
Aguero flew to Argentina on December 18 three days after confirming he was quitting professional football.
His decision was sparked by the discovery he had an irregular heartbeat in tests which followed his forced substitution with chest pains in his last game for Barcelona at the end of October.
He made just five appearances for the Catalan giants after leaving the Citizens at the end of last season following a record-breaking 260 goals for the Premier League club.
Aguero has yet to reveal what he plans to do next but is expected to be offered an ambassadorial role with Man City.
He is also believed to be considering an invite to Qatar as part of Argentina’s World Cup delegation next winter.
Overnight Aguero announced he was joining the team of online sports casino Stake as part of a ‘multi-year’ agreement.
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