Where does Sergio Agüero rank among the Premier League’s greatest ever strikers?


Sergio Aguero has now topped the Sky Sports Premier League Power Rankings for a third week running which reflects the players’ performances by awarding points for 34 different stats, the Manchester City striker currently leads the list above Watford’s Gerard Deulofeu and Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha. But where does the Argentinean rank among the League’s all-time greatest?

Since joining the club in July 2011, City’s No 10 has scored 160 goals in 200 League appearances. Still 100 goals less than all-time topscorer Alan Shearer, but with 17 goals so far this season, which sits at par to Mohamed Salah in the race for this season’s Golden Boot race in English top division. And his goals came not only against the underdogs but many of them coming against the big guns: eight in four against Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea. His outstanding performance in the 6-0 shellacking of Chelsea on February 10 – his second hat-trick in eight days – emphasizes once more his value for Pep Guardiola.

But it is not only his impressive goals to games ratio that makes Agüero such a great player. His hunger and motivation are as big as ever, and the way he has overcome serious injuries and proved himself in the fierce competition with coming man Jesus are inspiring. In an interview with Sportingbet that covers a wide range of Premier League topics, former Spurs and Liverpool star Danny Murphy ranks him among the top 3 to 5 strikers in the history of English football.

What makes Sergio Agüero even more special, is the way he has developed under Pep Guardiola. From a razor sharp goal scorer to a much more rounded player, the undisputed on-field leader of his team. Even more than the money poured into the team, it is Guardiola’s talent to improve his existing superstars that sets the club apart from the rest.

Manchester City may or may not win the title, and Sergio Agüero may or may not win the Golden Boot, but the run to the line will have his name written right through it. Still in the race for the quadruple, the 30 year old has every chance to establish himself this season as an all-time legend, ranking among the very best.

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