Premier League legend Alan Shearer has hailed Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero as the best overseas player in the competition’s history. Shearer is the League’s all-time record scorer, after registering 260 goals for Blackburn and Newcastle between 1992 and 2006.
He also holds the record for the most hat-tricks — 11 — in the modern top flight, but Aguero is well poised to beat Shearer’s tally after bagging his ninth in City’s 6-1 win over Huddersfield on Sunday.
As quoted by The Sun, Shearer said, “Sergio Aguero is now on nine Premier League hat-tricks and only two behind me.
“The best foreign player to ever play in the Premier League. A great centre-forward with no weaknesses.”
Although Aguero is still 114 strikes behind Shearer’s overall record, the Argentine has a much better goals-per-game ratio.
Former England captain Shearer’s 260 goals came at an average of 0.59 per game, while Aguero’s ratio is currently 0.70 having netted 146 times in 208 appearances.
In terms of overseas goal-getters, Aguero is second only to Arsenal legend Thierry Henry in the scoring stakes. Henry scored 175 Premier League goals across two spells at Arsenal — from 1999 to 2007, before returning on loan in 2012. Aguero’s next opportunity to close the gap to Shearer will arrive on Saturday when City visit Wolves. — Daily Mail.