Alan Shearer Says Sergio Aguero Is The Best Foreign Player To Play In The Premier League
Alan Shearer has bestowed the highest of praise on Sergio Aguero after he scored his ninth Premier League hat-trick in the 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield at the weekend.
A couple of weeks after scoring his 200th goal for City in the Community Shield against Chelsea, Aguero continues to look as sharp as ever and was unplayable on Sunday.
His three-goal haul means he now sits on 146 goals in 208 appearances, with the former Atletico Madrid man just three hat-tricks away from overtaking Shearer.
And the all-time Premier League top scorer reckons the Argentine ace is the greatest import to come to the English top-tier. Shearer made the declaration as part of his Premier League Team of the Week piece for the official PL website.
Given his exceptional performance level since joining from Atletico Madrid for a bargain price of £38 million in 2011, Aguero is firmly in the conversation.
But plenty of people took issue with Shearer's opinion and were quick to mention greats like Dennis Bergkamp, Thierry Henry and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Henry was and is still the best striker to play in the Premier League!- #AUBA14 (@TitusNiwemugizi) August 21, 2018
Does dutch not count as foreign, Bergkamp undoubtedly the best player to ever play in the prem- Dab Merchant (@JulleMJP) August 21, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo's the best player (inclusive of foreign or home grown) player to play in the Premier League, it's not even a debate.- David Kirkham (@TheDavidKirkham) August 21, 2018
And that's coming from an Arsenal fan (Henry & Bergkamp).
Lmao he forgot about Henry already?- Hectör (@HctrPan) August 21, 2018
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