Premier League legend Peter Crouch has been discussing why his favourite top-flight striker over the last five seasons is Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.
Crouch has admitted that he thinks that Arsenal legend Thierry Henry is the greatest foreign player to have ever graced the Premier League, but has also said that over the past five years, Sergio Aguero has been his favourite striker to play in the English top flight:
“Sergio Aguero has been my favourite Premier League striker for the last five years. I love everything about how he plays the game,” Crouch wrote in the Daily Mail.
“It all comes so naturally to him. He doesn’t score just one type of goal: right foot, left foot or in the air, smashing one in from long range, pouncing in the area, chipping the keeper as he did against Huddersfield last week.
“Even now, he’s the kind of forward I watch for pointers to see how he does things. In terms of what he does to defenders, Rio Ferdinand once told me it was the speed and sharpness of his movement that set Aguero apart. His feet are so quick, Rio said, the ball would be gone in a flash.
“When it came to end of season awards, I was always puzzled why he was missing from the PFA Player of the Year shortlist. Aguero arrived at Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and made himself a legend within 12 months with his strike that secured the title. He’s been sensational.”