Comparing the stats of the six strikers on Man City’s list to replace Aguero

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With Sergio Aguero set to end his 10-year stay in England, Manchester City are already on the lookout for a replacement. 

Since joining City from Atletico Madrid in 2011, Aguero has developed into one of the best strikers in the world, scoring 257 goals in 384 appearances in all competitions.

The Argentina international will leave a huge void for City fans but they’ll undoubtedly replace him with another brilliant No.9.

They’ve been linked with Erling Haaland, Romelu Lukaku, Harry Kane, Lautaro Martinez and Danny Ings, while current City striker Gabriel Jesus will hope to step up to the plate. 

We’ve compared the 2020-21 league stats of those six strikers to see who comes out on top.

Goals
Erling Haaland – 21
Romelu Lukaku – 19
Harry Kane – 17
Lautaro Martinez – 14
Danny Ings – 8
Gabriel Jesus – 7

Assists
Harry Kane – 13
Romelu Lukaku – 8
Lautaro Martinez – 5
Erling Haaland – 4
Danny Ings – 3
Gabriel Jesus – 3

Minutes per goal
Erling Haaland – 84.8
Romelu Lukaku – 107.5
Lautaro Martinez – 131.7
Harry Kane – 139.2
Gabriel Jesus – 211
Danny Ings – 211.5

Minutes per goal or assist
Erling Haaland – 71.2
Romelu Lukaku – 75.7
Harry Kane – 78.9
Lautaro Martinez – 97
Gabriel Jesus – 147.7
Danny Ings – 153.8

Chances created per 90 mins
Lautaro Martinez – 1.6
Romelu Lukaku – 1.5
Harry Kane – 1.5
Gabriel Jesus – 1.2
Erling Haaland – 1.0
Danny Ings – 1.0

READ: Lautaro Martinez’s perfect hat-trick is a sign that 2021 could belong to him

Successful dribbles per 90 mins (success rate)
Gabriel Jesus – 1.9 (65.5%)
Romelu Lukaku – 1.9 (63.3%)
Harry Kane – 1.4 (51.8%)
Lautaro Martinez – 1.2 (46.1%)
Danny Ings – 1.1 (50%)
Erling Haaland – 1.0 (58.8%)

Passes per 90 mins (passing accuracy)
Gabriel Jesus – 29.7 (84.4%)
Harry Kane – 26 (69.7%)
Romelu Lukaku – 24 (72.3%)
Danny Ings – 20.4 (64.6%)
Lautaro Martinez – 19.2 (68.3%)
Erling Haaland – 16 (69.7%)

Shots per 90 minutes (inside penalty area)
Lautaro Martinez – 4.1 (3.2)
Harry Kane – 3.9 (2.3)
Erling Haaland – 3.4 (3.1)
Romelu Lukaku – 3.2 (2.8)
Gabriel Jesus – 2.3 (2.0)
Danny Ings – 2.2 (1.7)


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