Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero will almost certainly go down in history as one of the most talented forwards in the Premier League era. Although, he has arguably been overlooked during his five-year stint in England.
While he probably won’t net 260 goals like Alan Shearer or win four Golden Boot awards like Thierry Henry, the Argentina star deserves plenty of recognition for his achievements since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2011.
In today’s day and age, Aguero ranks alongside the likes of Luis Suarez, Gonzalo Higuain and Robert Lewandowski as one of the best strikers on the planet. His record in England’s top flight speaks for itself.
The City forward has netted 150 goals in 223 appearances for the club. But it is his record in the Premier League that continues to raise eyebrows across Europe.
As of November 16th ,Aguero has scored 110 goals in just 159 games an incredible return when you consider how competitive the division is.
How Sergio Aguero scored his 150 goals for Manchester City. [Mail] pic.twitter.com/aLUpWYjDAd
— City Watch (@City_Watch) November 7, 2016
The two-time Premier League champion has been an instrumental figure for City in recent years. And his record is made even more frightening when you consider how many fixtures he has missed through injury.
With a solid run of games in the side, Aguero is lethal, and Pep Guardiola has already witnessed the City forward in full flight during his brief stint at the Etihad Stadium. At 28 years old, Aguero still has plenty to give and he could yet challenge Shearer’s record if a potential move back to Atletico Madrid or his native Argentina falls through.
And of course, English football fans will never forget THAT last-gasp winner against Queens Park Rangers on the final day of the 2011/12 season. Aguero’s late goal on that fateful day secured City’s first Premier League title triumph and signalled the beginning of an era of dominance in Manchester.
If arch-rivals United thought that the ‘noisy neighbours’ would quieten down after a couple of years, they were wrong. Very wrong. In fact, you could argue that City are now the stronger of the two clubs.
Aguero will try to continue his fine run of form when City travel to newly promoted Burnley on November 26 th and it would take a brave man to back against the Argentina man as he looks to get his name on the scoresheet.
At the time of writing, Sportsbet.io are pricing Guardiola’s men at 7/20 to emerge victorious in that particular clash. Customers can visit now to place a bet ahead of the match.
If truth be told, the City boss will be expecting his side to run riot – this is a complete mismatch on paper.
If Aguero continues to score at his current rate, the City forward will cement his place as one of the best strikers in the modern era. In terms of natural ability, Aguero may be the greatest forward to grace the Premier League.
Plenty of fans will be hoping that he stays in England’s top flight for many years to come.