The little man from Argentina has just become Man City’s all-time record goal scorer, his recent strike vs Napoli has seen him overtake Eric Brook’s record that has stood since 1940. 178 and counting…
A previous 177 goals in just 262 appearances shows that despite all of the 100’s of millions of pounds worth of talent and many players to have walked through the door at the Etihad, he is by far and away their best ever investment.
The reported £38M paid to Atletico Madrid in 2011 has proved to be a drop in the ocean in comparison to others signed – not just by the Citizens, but by most other their Premier League competitors.
From the moment that Aguero left the bench on an August Monday night against Swansea it wasn’t difficult to see why he’d been brought to Manchester. Netting twice and setting up David Silva to volley home was a debut to announce himself to all who didn’t know of him already.
He’s helped fire the blue side of a City to 2 x league titles and 2 x league cups, should they have won more? Perhaps. But so far this season they look unstoppable so that trophy haul could be about to significantly increase.
We have seen Pep Guardiola cast doubt over whether he was the right man for him during his 1st season overseeing the light blues but the clubs No 10 has remained professional (Amsterdam taxi crash aside) and formed a deadly partnership with young pretender Gabriel Jesus.
He isn’t showing any signs of slowing down either – 33 goals in 45 appearances last season and 11 as we enter November this time around.
There is also some element of the record being smashed in the Champions League, with all due respect to Wolves, a tap in during extra time of a league cup tie just wouldn’t have felt right. He has helped turn City into one of Europe’s most feared attacking forces so a strike in the most highly regarded club competition feels a touch more fitting. He was purchased to turn the Etihad side into what they are today and he has more than repaid the fee.
Anyway putting all of this aside who can forget THAT moment that he provided us with against QPR. 93.20 a moment that will go down in football history, a moment that won a title, a moment that possibly created a footballing super power.
Sergio Aguero, a true Premier League Legend!
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