1) Sergio Aguero
The Argentine’s career at City looked to be coming to an endupon Pep’s arrival. Indeed, the early signs did suggest the same as Aguero wasoften dropped with Pep preferring Jesus in his position. However, just as anygreat player would do, Aguero has fought his way back in the team and now looksan indispensable part. This season that has further become clear that Cityneeds their Argentine forward, with Jesus struggling for goals. His absence wasagain felt against Chelsea when City played with Sterling as the false no 9.Aguero has notched more than 150 goals for Cityzens since joining the club in2011. His new contract ends in 2021, when Aguero would be 33 years old. Thatstill has 3 seasons to go and if Aguero could get up to speed, he could breakShearer’s record.
While it might not look like it, Lukaku is still 25. He has been around in the English game for more than half a decade now that it feels like the striker is at his peak age. But the reality is that he is yet to reach his peak age. His current goal scoring run averaging at about 17 goals a season does suggest that he might not break Shearer’srecord. But again it is worth noting that the Belgian is still not yet at his peak age. If he finds the right formula, he might just become unplayable and could score at the rate many expect him to.
3) Harry Kane
The Englishman has regularly gotten himself amongst the goals since his breakthrough season back in 2013, which now seems a moonlight years away. Kane has since become a top top striker and has his name on transfer shortlists of just about every top club in the world. Now 25, Kane already has 116 goals to his name in the Premier league. He averages about 26 goals per season and a season or two with 40 goals could unleash Kane to a whole new level. He looks like the closest Englishman to getting anywhere near the former Newcastle star’s record.
4) Mo Salah
It would be fair to say that nobody expected Salah to reach the heights he has reached so far in his short Liverpool career. The Egyptian was brought in as a player to take the load away from Mane who had been Liverpool’s talisman a couple of seasons ago. However, since his arrival, the situation has remarkably changed. In addition to his dazzling runs, he has added a new dimension to his game with his regular supply of goals. He became fastest Liverpool player to score 50 goals and has slowly once again been among the goals this season. It would take a miracle, but again, nobody expected him to score 42 goals last season.
5) Gabriel Jesus
Jesus has scored goals at an alarmingly high rate since his arrival at the Etihad. It is just as surprising because despite his fine goal return, he doesn’t get a whole lot of attention. At the age of 21, Jesus already has 13 goals to his name but the only real concern for him has been his fitness. His fitness has seemingly caught up with him this season as he has found goals hard to come by. But he is still young enough to find his best touch again.