Afobe rates Aguero as best striker in the Premier League

Samir Nasri & Sergio Aguero with Premier League Trophy

Bournemouth forward Benik Afobe has said that he considers Sergio Aguero to be the best striker in the Premier League.

 

Bournemouth striker Benik Afobe has told Sky Sports News that he rates Manchester City front-man Sergio Aguero as the best all-round forward in the Premier League.

 

Afobe has spent the majority of his young career playing in the Football League with the likes of MK Dons and, most recently, Wolverhampton Wanderers, but in January, the Cherries paid the Championship club £10m for the 23-year-old in order to boost their quest to avoid relegation from the top flight.

 

The former Arsenal trainee has started well for his new club, scoring three goals from six starts for Eddie Howe's team, but he has acknowledged that he has some way to go to rank alongside the regular goal-getters in the Premier League.

 

As many as nine players have already entered double figures for the season, but Afobe has said that Aguero - who has struck 14 times during an injury-hit campaign - is a level above the rest.

When asked who he rates highest, Afobe said: "Sergio Aguero. Everyone knows that he is world-class centre forward. Suarez was another one who scored lots of goals before he went to Barcelona.

"There are loads of strikers, even the young ones like Harry Kane and Lukaku at Everton. They have been doing really well and have made a name for themselves but it is about being consistent.

"It's nice to see forwards scoring goals week in and week out and hopefully one day, I can become one who they say scores goals for fun in the Premier League."

Aguero has scored five fewer than Leicester City's Jamie Vardy, but his goals-per-game ratio is slightly better than the Foxes man.

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