If Anyone Can Fire Manchester City to the Title, It's Sergio Aguero

By Steve McMahon, Wed 12 July 2017 16:05

If Anyone Can Fire Manchester City to the Title, It's Sergio AgueroArgentine striker has scored 122 goals in 181 Premier League games

Without a doubt, Sergio Aguero is one of the best strikers in world football. Prior to joining Manchester City, Aguero was a relatively unknown quantity but the Argentina star is now a household name in European football.

Since moving to the Etihad Stadium in 2011, Aguero has matured into an elite forward; notching 122 Premier League goals in 181 games – and he could be City’s difference maker once again as Pep Guardiola’s side look to challenge for the top flight crown.

We know that Guardiola is a big fan of Gabriel Jesus but he isn’t on Aguero’s level yet. At just 20 years old, the Brazilian’s time will come, but supporters know that City’s number 10 is a class above right now; he just had his statistically best season in a Blues shirt.

By all means, Pep should give Jesus the opportunity to prove his worth but it would be foolish to take Aguero out of the starting line-up on a regular basis. If the Argentine avoids serious injury, he could bag around 30 Premier League goals next season.

In recent years, Aguero’s impact has been clear for all to see. He has struggled with his fair share of injury issues over the last few seasons and that has hindered his progress but the Blues star will be confident of bouncing back and regaining his best form in the 2017/18 campaign.

Should Aguero hit the ground running, there’s absolutely no reason why City cannot emulate last season’s winning run when Guardiola first took over at the Etihad. At the time of writing, City are priced at 15/8 to win the title in football betting odds with bet365 and Aguero’s goals could prove vital in the long term.

His Premier League record is second to none; he had the most prolific minutes-per-goal ratio in top flight history as of September last year and he has bagged at least 20 league goals in each of the last three seasons.

After a mediocre 2016/17 campaign, the Blues will be quietly confident of getting back to their brilliant best this time around. With the prolific Aguero and young hotshot Jesus in attack, City are blessed with a potent offensive unit – just imagine if Alexis Sanchez joins before the end of the transfer window...

Throw the likes of David Silva, Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane into the mix and you have the recipe for a hatful of goals. Plenty of City fans will fancy Aguero for the Golden Boot award this year if he keeps his spot in the starting line-up.

Nothing is a given in football and City will be desperate to improve their home form. A few years back, the Blues were ruthless at the Etihad Stadium but too many draws cost Pep’s men dearly last season. If they can hit top form on home soil, City will be right in the mix and Aguero may be the biggest beneficiary.

If Blues fans make the Etihad a fortress next season and City could be celebrating another Premier League title come the end of the campaign. Who knows, Sergio Aguero might even end up winning a second Golden Boot accolade.