Manchester City old boy Gareth Barry praises Sergio Aguero

Fellow record-breaker Gareth Barry believes Manchester City’s all-time record goalscorer Sergio Aguero will go down as a great of the game.

Argentina striker Aguero moved past Eric Brook’s mark of 177 goals for the club – which had stood for 78 years – when he netted against Napoli in the Champions League.

Barry played with Aguero at City between 2011 and 2014 and won the Premier League in 2012 when Aguero scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner against QPR to clinch the title on the final day.

Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his 178th goal for Manchester City against Napoli 

The Argentine netted City's third goal to help his side to a 4-2 Champions League victory

The Argentine netted City’s third goal to help his side to a 4-2 Champions League victory

And West Brom midfielder Barry, who became the Premier League’s record appearance-maker after playing in his 633rd game in September’s defeat at Arsenal, reckons his former team-mate will be considered one of football’s great forwards when he hangs up his boots.

He said: ‘In terms of strikers, Aguero is one of the best. When he finishes, his stats are going to be right up there with the best of them.

‘That moment, you’re waiting for him to produce a bit of magic, he’s capable of it. (Carlos) Tevez was fantastic to play with, they complemented each other really well that season (2011-12). I’ve been lucky to play with them.

‘He was great to play with, the link between David Silva, Aguero, Tevez and Yaya Toure… it was a great mix and I enjoyed playing at City.’