Former Arsenal player Thierry Henry says Sergio Aguero is the third best number 9 in the world behind Barcelona’s Luis Suarez and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, the Sun reports.
The Argentine international took his tally to 23 Premier League goals this season after finding the net from the penalty spot during Manchester City’s resounding 4-0 win over Stoke City at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.
It was Aguero’s fifth goal in his last three league matches, and it helps put City in a strong position ahead of their upcoming Champions League semi-final tie with La Liga giants Real Madrid.
City will need their best players to be at the top of their game if they wish to defeat the Madrid club, and there are not many in better form than Aguero as he once again proved his quality.
Writing in his column for the Sun, Henry suggests City’s hopes could rest on their ability to feed Aguero as he labels the former Atletico Madrid man the current third best striker in the world.
“For me, there aren’t many strikers who come close to Aguero. I can only assume he is not on the shortlist for PFA Player of the Year because he was injured when the votes were cast,” Henry said.
“Kun really reminds me of Ruud van Nistelrooy — he can be asleep for 88 minutes and then suddenly grab a goal out of nowhere.
“In terms of his standing as an out-and-out No 9, I would put Aguero third in the world behind Luis Suarez and Robert Lewandowski.”
Aguero is a natural goal-scorer and regardless of the opposition or the occasion he always poses the same threat and so often scores crucial goals at crucial times for the Citizens.
Since joining the club back in 2011, he has managed over 100 league goals in five seasons and will be remembered for scoring City’s title-winning goal in the last minute of the 2011/12 season.