The debate surrounding the division’s most influential star has arisen over the course of the past week, with many hailing Liverpool ace Luis Suarez as the most talented man currently plying his trade in England on the back of a stunning four-goal haul against Norwich.
However Sky Blues chief Pellegrini disagrees with that view, and believes that his talismanic forward is actually the most “complete” player in the league:
“I never said he’s the best striker in the Premier League, I said he’s the best player in the Premier League.” He is quoted by The Mirror.
“Of course I still think that – there may be better strikers, but not better players.
“He’s the most complete player. He’s different [to Suarez]. Suarez is a very important striker, but I think Sergio has more parts to his game.”
Aguero endured a difficult 2012/13 season as City last their Premier League crown to bitter rivals Manchester United.
But the Argentine has shown the sort of form that saw him net the title-deciding goal against QPR, weighing in with 17 efforts in just 18 games.
Despite his excellent displays, Pellegrini feels that there is still more to come from his star forward:
“Sergio is only 25, so of course he can improve. This year he has improved a lot, he’s always a top player and he always scores goals. But what he has added is working for the team without the ball and that’s very important.
“Maybe he’s getting better because he is older. For me, a player has his best performances between 24 and 30.
“He [Aguero] started very young, and every year he is improving. This year the best thing he is doing is scoring goals, but he’s added the work without the ball.”