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Will we see a new Premiership superstar at Manchester City?

By | 1st August 2011

The news of the arrival of Sergio Aguero at Manchester City must have sent shivers down the spine of the club’s rivals; not only have they secured the signature of one of the hottest footballing talents in the world, but they have sent out a pretty serious message out: no longer are they just the noisy neighbours making a racket from afar.

They are now the noisy neighbours who have put their money where their mouth is and have come crashing through the front door of the Premier League’s big boys.

Let’s revisit Aguero’s signing. The Argentine’s talent lies not only in creating goals, but in scoring more than his own fair share of goals too.

This past season in the English top flight was hardly a standout season in terms of goals scored (both Carlos Tevez and Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov shared the golden boot with a relatively modest 20 goals apiece), so there is a decent case to be made for backing Aguero to become the leading scorer in the Premier League this coming season.

Since his arrival in Spain back in 2006, Aguero has bagged himself 74 goals in 175 games in a team that is far from the best in La Liga while his 23 goals for Independiente came in just 54 games.

His goals in both Spain and Argentina came at a rate of around 2.3 games per goal. If Aguero can maintain a rate like that in a team that is reliant upon him, the diminutive forward should be able to flourish playing alongside the likes of Mario Balotelli and David Silva, while it bodes well his goal ratio has remained consistent across his entire career.

Berbatov, for example, achieved a success rate of just over one goal every two games, while Carlos Tevez was slightly more prolific in front of goal at pretty much bang on a goal every two games. With that said, Aguero certainly belongs in the company of the Premier League’s top scorers.

However, it is already well understood that success in England does not come without its share of challenges. Aguero’s case is no exception to this notion either.

The rapidly emerging Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez, who could have grabbed the top spot in the table had he played all season long, is sure to build on his explosive potential at Manchester United while other prolific scorers like Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres, and Didier Drogba will all be raring to go after enduring a disrupted last season.

The stage is now set for Sergio Aguero to make a name for himself in the history of the Premier League.

David James is a featured writer at online bookmakers, a UK football portal which also offering free bets on a number of sports. Stay tuned for more of David’s opinions as the Premiership season takes shape.

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