Darren Bent has caused a bit of controversy on social media by claiming Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is better than Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
The Argentine took his tally of Premier League goals to 177 during the 6-1 demolition of Aston Villa on Sunday, meaning he is now the highest foreign scorer in the competition’s history – surpassing Arsenal legend Thierry Henry.
His three-goal haul means he also now scored the most hat-tricks in Premier League history, and fans and pundits have been lauding the star’s contributions for the club.
In many people’s eyes, Aguero is top dog when it comes to Premier League strikers, but Bent believes Spurs hitman Kane is best when both are on top form.
He said (talkSPORT): “I think if they are both on top form and at the height of their performances I’d go Harry Kane.
“I just think statistically he has scored more goals, he’s scored more important goals.
“I think there is a stat about players who have scored more than 20 goals in a season more than once – Kane has done it two or three times.
“I think Aguero has only ever done it once which is scary given how many goals he has got.
“So for me, if they are both on top, I’m going to go with Kane.”
Bent’s opinion appears not to be shared by everyone, with many pointing to Aguero’s famous 93:20 title-winning strike against QPR which was, of course, an extremely important goal.
TBR’s view – Aguero top dog
Kane is without a doubt a world-class striker.
He has a fantastic all-round game and has a sensationally work ethic and attitude.
Like Aguero at City, he’ll go on to become a legend at Spurs.
It is a highly questionable shout from Bent, with the deadly Aguero – who cost a reported £38 million (BBC Sport) – having shown his ruthlessness in England since 2011.