Arsenal striker Van Persie is one of the best in the world, says Manchester City forward Aguero

The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium after announcing that he would not be extending his current Gunners deal which has just 12 months to run

Arsenal talisman Robin van Persie is one of the three best strikers in the world, according to Manchester City’s frontman Sergio Aguero.

The Dutchman has been heavily linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium this summer after announcing that he would not be signing a contract extension to stay at the Emirates, and reports have indicated that a deal has already been agreed in principle between the two parties.

And when asked to name his top three strikers in the world by a fan during a video segment called 'asksergio' for the club’s official website, Aguero didn’t hesitate to mention the Arsenal man.

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"Messi, Messi and Messi," Aguero initially said.

"Van Persie, and if I have to choose another, [Cristiano] Ronaldo."

Van Persie enjoyed a superb campaign last year going on to strike 30 goals in the league on his way to winning the PFA Player of the Year award.

However, he is thought to be eyeing a move away from the Emirates as he seeks the opportunity to win more silverware and has just 12 month left to run on his current deal.