Premier League legend, Alan Shearer has stated that Sergio Aguero of Manchester City is the best foreigner to have ever featured in the topflight.
Shearer has the most goals in the league, with 260 goals. However, the Argentine forward has scored 146 goals since joining Manchester City in 2011.
His hattrick against Huddersfield sent him ahead of Van Persie and into the top 10 of all-time PL goalscorers, however, he is still behind Thierry Henry.
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.”