Who is the greatest ever foreign player to grace the Premier League? It is a question that is regularly asked by fans and pundits alike with lengthy debates taking place on radio phone in shows and a variety of social media platforms. There have been some incredible imports to the Premier League since its inception back in 1992, we’ve had Jurgen Klinsmann, Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Didier Drogba, Cristiano Ronaldo and so many more, but are we overlooking one of the brightest ever stars to grace the Premier League? Step forward Manchester City and Argentina’s Sergio Aguero (£4.95).
The Cityzens captured the signature of Aguero way back in 2011 from Atletico Madrid for a fee in the region of £35 Million when Roberto Mancini was in charge at the Etihad. He will undoubtedly forever be synonymous with Martin Tyler’s now iconic commentary scream of “
That will go down in Premier League folklore forever and it would be amazing if we ever saw a title decided so dramatically ever again. But that being said the diminutive Argentinian is so much more than a famous soundbite. Since his debut in 2011, Aguero has now plundered 157 goals in the Premier League which puts him 8th in the all-time Premier League top scorers list ahead of the likes of Michael Owen and Les Ferdinand. The striker has scored more than 20 goals in his five of his past seven seasons and has already hit 14 goals in this current campaign. Yet despite such an amazing return he is very rarely mentioned in such revered terms as the previous players highlighted, in fact, only Thierry Henry has managed more Premier League strikes as a foreigner, but should we now all be reevaluating this?
The Argentine is showing very little sign of slowing down having scored six goals in his last four games for Pep Guardiola in all competitions, with the hat-trick over Arsenal on Sunday being the stand out performance. In fact this season it seems apparent that Aguero is Pep Guardiola’s number one striker with fellow striker Gabriel Jesus (£5.76) replacing the Argentine in the vast majority of fixtures in the Premier League and Champions League. Yet once again on Football Index, is he being overlooked?
He is currently trading £0.81 less per share than the Brazilian despite scoring 9 more goals in the league so far to date. His price has also dropped from highs of £6.16 earlier this season to his current price but the prolific hit-man will always be in the running for Dividends. This season to date he has won Top Forward Dividends on two occasions, once was a Treble Match Day and once a single for a return of £0.16 per Share and the last match alone will deliver to holders today an £0.06 return for his hat-trick (£0.02 a goal).
Now that I have been so effusive in my praise of Aguero it would be typical fantasy league luck that he will fall foul of the Pep Guardiola rotation in tonight’s fixture with Everton, but could Aguero deliver once again and elevate the Cityzens to the top of the league and give traders a further boost?