Darrent Ben has boldly named five legendary Premier League strikers who he rates higher than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
As for Aguero, a decade-long Premier League career ends this summer once his contract with Manchester City ends.
The South American forward scored has scored a club-record 257 goals in 384 games and will no doubt go down as an all-time great in English football. He is also the highest top-scoring foreign player in the Premier League history.
Aguero’s ruthless goal exploits at City have helped define a new glorious era at the club, one that has included four Premier League titles. However, while tributes have been pouring in since Aguero’s exit from City this June was confirmed, not everybody holds him in such high esteem. In fact, Bent can think of five Premier League strikers he rates above ‘Kun’ Aguero.
Those Premier League strikers include Arsenal’s record scorer Thierry Henry, the Premier League’s record scorer Alan Shearer, ex-Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney, Chelsea legend Didier Drogba, and another Arsenal legend in Ian Wright.
Darren Bent also gave a special shout out to former Manchester United striker Andy Cole.
🇫🇷 “For me, Thierry Henry is the best.”— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 30, 2021
❌ “Aguero isn’t in the same bracket.”
✅ “Henry, Drogba, Wright, Rooney & Shearer.”
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“He’s up there as one of the very best, you have to say that,” the former Tottenham striker Darren 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.”
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“But, I’m putting Thierry Henry above him,” Bent continued.
“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.”
“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!”
“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 terrorized us! But his record of goals in the Premier League, FA Cup finals, and the Champions League final, I’m putting him upfront.”