Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been cleared to fly back to England after he fainted during the half-time break of Argentina's friendly loss to Nigeria.

The 29-year-old fell ill in the dressing room after earlier scoring to put his side 2-0 up, becoming the Albiceleste's third-highest scorer in the process.

"He fainted and was therefore transferred to carry out routine checks just as a precaution," said Argentina's official Twitter said.

Aguero was later pictured walking out of the stadium and Manchester City have provided an update on his condition, informing supporters that their all-time leading goalscorer has been cleared by doctors to return to Manchester.