As Man City’s Talismanic Argentine nears completion of his fifth full season in England, one thing about Sergio Aguero is blatantly true.
The man is an absolute goal machine. Just last week against Newcastle he scored his 100th Premier League goal in 147 games, the second fastest player to do so. So with this being the case just where does Aguero rank as a Premier League all time great?
The opening goal in City’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle last week was the moment “Kun Aguero” joined 24 other premier league giants in the coveted 100 club. Now the thought of 25 different players reaching this achievement does take away the gloss a little, however the speed in which City’s number ten did so is the real achievement.
Only the Premier League top goalscorer Alan Shearer managed to reach his ton quicker than Aguero and being second to Shearer is certainly no mean feat. With such a record to boast at the age of 27 and being firmly in the hunt for a second golden boot in as many seasons the sky really is the limit for Sergio Aguero in terms of goals.
When the greatest or best players ever to grace the Premier League come in to discussion the usual names are banded around.
The likes of Giggs, Henry, Ronaldo and the afore mentioned Alan Shearer also comes to mind, however surely now Aguero must be added to the list? Despite his injury problems over the years he has still managed to compete with any player in terms of goals and his goal to game ratio is the best the league has ever seen.
Not to mention the fact he has stayed in England for a subsequent period of time with no sign of leaving. It’s no doubt most Manchester City fans will tell you he’s the best they’ve seen turn out for them since the Premier League began.
Perhaps it will take another season or two of goals before he is truly ranked in that category of greatest ever? Or perhaps another title under new management? Whatever it must take for people to see it, Sergio Aguero has to be considered one the greatest players we have seen ply his trade in England.