The only player better than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero is Ronaldo, claims Samir Nasri

Samir Nasri & Sergio Aguero with Premier League Trophy

Samir Nasri believes Sergio Aguero is only bettered by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Aguero has an incredible tally of 17 goals in 19 games this season, and he has been responsible for keeping City a competitive side.

While his teammates have floundered and stuttered across the Premier League and Champions League, the 26-year-old Argentine has been in clinical form in front of goal, single-handedly keeping the Manchester club in with a chance at qualifying for the knock-out stages of the European competition.

He assisted both goals in the 3-0 victory over Southampton on Sunday, and he will be looking to continue his incredible impact on Wednesday evening as the club head to Wearside to face Sunderland. City have not enjoyed good experiences at the Stadium of Light in recent years, but with Aguero in his current vein of form, they can have real aspirations to close the gap on league leaders Chelsea to three points.

Many are touting Aguero as a deserved recipient for the PFA Player of the Year award - despite the season only being 13 games old - but one teammate believes that Aguero should be considered more than just the best player in the Premier League - he should be alongside the best players in the world.

Aguero missed out on a place in the three-man shortlist for the 2014 Ballon d’Or, but Samir Nasri admitted that the forward is already on par with Lionel Messi, and only bettered by Cristiano Ronaldo.

“At the moment up front we have someone who is flying and he can help us unlock any defence in the world,” the Frenchman told the Guardian.

“So we have to capitalise on that and hope he can make a difference.

“I said after Bayern Munich there’s only one player in the world better than him and that’s Ronaldo.

“It’s something I’m really convinced about – and not just because he’s my team-mate. At the moment he’s at the same level as Messi and players like that.”

Considering the forward was not considered as one of the top three players in the world, Nasri is alone in his belief that Aguero should be rated alongside Messi. But, should he continue with his insatiable form for the next couple of years, he may well overtake Ronaldo and calm the Ballon d’Or for himself.

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