Sergio Aguero is one of the greatest strikers of the Premier League era.
That’s not an opinion, it’s a fact. The Argentine is now the highest scoring foreigner in the league’s history, overtaking Thierry Henry’s record of 175 on Sunday with a hat-trick against Aston Villa.
Aguero has now scored 177 league goals for Manchester City, including 11 trebles – which is also a new Premier League record.
But there will always be debate over where the little magician ranks among the elite strikers of English football.
Is he superior to the likes of Henry, Alan Shearer and Wayne Rooney? It’s almost impossible to say.
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Surely it’s got to be Aguero, right? The guy has been a goal scoring machine ever since he touched down on English shores and scores in big games for fun.
But former Spurs striker Darren Bent is not convinced and he’s siding with Kane because he ‘scores more important goals’.
Speaking on talkSPORT, Bent said: “If they’re both on top form, I’d put Kane ahead of him.”
“I think he’s scored more important goals.”
Guess he must have missed it when Aguero won City’s first ever Premier League title with the last kick of the game vs QPR, eh?
While Kane’s prolific goal record is unquestionable, saying he scores more important goals is a pretty poor analogy.
Has he ever scored in a final? No. Did he refuse to square to Raheem Sterling in the World Cup semi-final and then fluff the chance? Yes.
Bent did follow up with a tweet of his own declaring that his opinion may have been a tad farfetched, but that he was still sticking with Kane.
He wrote: “Maybe the important goals shout was a bit off looking at there records, but if there both on top form I’m taking Harry Kane still.”
Former Liverpool player Charlie Adam even chirped in with a comment, simply writing: “😂😂😂😂. No chance.”
Sorry Darren, but the internet is unforgiving!