Pundit names five Premier League strikers who were better than Aguero, including Rooney

Everybody appears drunk talking about why Sergio Aguero deserves a statue outside the Etihad.

Truth be told, I couldn’t care less.

Former Tottenham player Darren Bent has named five legendary Premier League strikers that he’d have ahead of Aguero.

Firstly, kudos to Bent this once for not following the parade on this one.

And secondly, he may be pushing it with five…

Aguero has 257 goals in 384 appearances for City, and he’s won four Premier League titles in his 10-years at the club.

Still, Bent is unsure about Aguero’s place as one of the very greatest we’ve seen in the top-flight.

He included Wayne Rooney, which we obviously agree on, as well as Alan Shearer, Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba and Ian Wright.

The last two… I’m just not having it.

“He’s up there as one of the very best, you have to say that,” Bent told talkSPORT.

“His goals-to-minute ratio is incredible. In terms of Man City’s transition into what they are now, he was a major part of that, he’s an outstanding player and Man City fans will miss him.

“But, I’m putting Thierry Henry above him,” he added. “For me, Thierry is the best and personally I don’t think Aguero is in the same bracket in terms of all-round play.

“There’s a lot Thierry could do that Aguero can’t, but it’s very limited what Aguero can do that Thierry couldn’t.

“For being the actual best, there are so many arguments. You’d have to say Alan Shearer, 260 is an incredible record, and I think Rooney is up there.

“If you ask me who my top-five are, it would be: Thierry Henry, Didier Drogba, Ian Wright, Wayne Rooney and Alan Shearer.

“So Aguero wouldn’t make my personal favourite top-five.

“When you look back at Thierry, everything he did was effortless in terms of his finishing, his assists, his pace, you’d have to say in one period he was just unstoppable.

“Alan Shearer was just a goal machine, every season was 20-plus and he had two big injuries where he pretty much missed two seasons.

“Then there’s a player like Drogba, and if I’ve got to pick one player out of everyone on my list for a cup final, I’m picking Drogba.

“And that’s coming from an Arsenal fan, he terrorised us! But his record of goals in the Premier League, FA Cup finals and the Champions League final, I’m putting him up front.”

“And somebody who doesn’t get a mention is Andy Cole, he scored 181 Premier League goals but only one of them was a penalty, in his entire career, that’s frightening it itself!”

You might get a few Chelsea fans who will raise a shoddy argument, but I don’t think many Arsenal fans are going to argue Wrighty’s corner this time.

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