Chelsea centre-back Antonio Rudiger has given extremely high praise to Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero for his ability.

Blues defender Rudiger said yes when asked if the 32-year-old is the toughest striker he’s ever come up against in the Premier League.

“He’s been here for ages in the Premier League. His gravity is very low, he’s kind of a beast, he’s strong. and he’s one of those strikers that don’t need to touch the ball that often to score,” Rudiger told Sky Sports Football.

The timing of Rudiger’s comments are ironic, as Chelsea have bizarrely been linked with a possible move for the Man City legend during this month.

According to the Daily Mail earlier this week, Chelsea are considering a swoop to try sign the Argentine centre-forward in the upcoming summer transfer window.

The report explained that the player hopes to stay in the Premier League, with his contract at the Etihad Stadium expiring at the end of this season.

It is claimed that Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona are all monitoring Aguero, who has had no discussions over a contract extension.

If Aguero’s time at Man City fizzles out from now until the summer, it’s a huge shame for one of their true greats. 

He’s scored 257 goals in 384 club appearances for them.

But he can’t seem to get regular minutes right now, as he was an unused substitute on Saturday in the FA Cup win against Everton.

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If Aguero is available on a free transfer this summer, then what a piece of business it could be to bring him to Stamford Bridge. 

Thomas Tuchel’s side really don’t have a prolific number nine, so it’s an area they need to improve. 

Whether Aguero can be anywhere near the player he was in his prime would be a huge doubt and he’s had injury troubles, but surely it’s worth the risk on a free.

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