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Aguero is the Premier League's best foreign import, says Shearer

4:27 PM EDT 8/21/18
Sergio Aguero
The Premier League's all-time top goalscorer feels the division's finest overseas player ever is the Manchester City man

Sergio Aguero is the best foreign import in Premier League history, according to Alan Shearer.

No player has scored more than Shearer's 260 Premier League goals but Aguero is more prolific than any overseas arrival aside from Arsenal icon Thierry Henry.

Since signing for Manchester City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, Aguero has hit 146 Premier League goals.

His treble in a 6-1 thumping of Huddersfield Town on Sunday saw Aguero move into the competition's top 10 all-time scoring list, leapfrogging former Arsenal and Manchester United forward Robin van Persie.

And Shearer believes Aguero deserves the title of the top flight's most successful foreign recruit, ahead of star names like Henry, Eric Cantona and Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He was deadly again," the former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers said in selecting his team of the weekend for the Premier League's official website.

"[He's] Now on nine Premier League hat-tricks and only two behind me.

"The best foreign player to play in the Premier League. A great centre-forward with no weaknesses."

Aguero's goals have fired City to three Premier League titles and a trio of EFL Cups, while he picked up the Premier League Golden Boot award at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Arguably, his most famous contribution was his last-gasp winner against Queens Park Rangers in 2012 to hand City their maiden Premier League title on the last day of the season over bitter rivals United.

Away from the club, Aguero has also been a mainstay of the Argentina national side, winning 89 caps and scoring 39 goals since 2006.

He was a member of their ill-fated World Cup side that suffered a last-16 exit to France in Russia this year, though he scored his country’s third goal in their 4-3 defeat.

City have won both of their opening games of the new Premier League season, and next play newly-promoted Wolves on August 25.