Anyone who follows the Premier League has known about Sergio Aguero’s abilities since he joined Manchester City in the summer of 2011.
Since his move from Atletico Madrid, he has been one of the best (if not the best) strikers in England. His time in Manchester has been highlighted by 78 goals in 120 league appearances while leading City to two Premier League titles, notably scoring the last minute title clinching goal against QPR in 2012.
Aguero made waves today as the 27-year-old Argentine made the switch from the number 16 to the all-important number 10 jersey for City. Formerly worn by fellow striker Edin Dzeko, the number is now in the hands of Aguero due to Dzeko’s imminent move to Roma.
Dzeko enjoyed good success at Manchester City after joining from Wolfsburg six months before Aguero. His contributions for City were huge at times but it always seemed that he was overshadowed by Aguero. It’s hard to discredit Dzeko’s class, but there is nobody more deserving of the number 10 than Aguero.
Agüero has been dominating the Premier League for years with the number 16. A new number may not change that output, but nobody doubts that Aguero won’t justify the number ten jersey which will ultimately emphasize his already established importance in Manuel Pellegrini’s team.