Who will be next to join Sergio Aguero on 100 Premier League goals?

Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero became the latest player to hit the milestone of 100 Premier League goals with his strike against Newcastle.

It got us wondering who else might be within shouting distance of a top-flight ton...

Graphic showing players who could reach 100 Premier League goals

But who's likely to hit the landmark next? Let's take a closer look.

Two players are within touching distance of a century - Emmanuel Adebayor (97) and Peter Crouch (96). You wouldn't put a huge amount of money on either player getting there though. Togo striker Adebayor needs three to hit the landmark but, given he's managed just a solitary strike for Crystal Palace so far and isn't likely to stick around next season, we're ruling him out.

Likewise, 35-year-old Crouch is hardly featuring for Stoke and we're not sure he'll be able to command a Premier League move next season. If he could snag a place with one of the promoted clubs, perhaps, he might be in with a shout - but we reckon that's doubtful.

Peter Crouch rues a missed opportunity for Stoke
(Martin Rickett/PA)

Next come the three players who will surely battle it out to be next to hit 100.

Injury-permitting, 26-year-old Daniel Sturridge (67) is nailed on to hit 100 sooner or later and this Liverpool outfit is the perfect vehicle for him to achieve it. He'll need to convince Jurgen Klopp he's the right man for his system, though - and of course keep himself fit.

Tottenham's Harry Kane is fourth on the list thanks to the fact his strike rate is so much better than everyone else's. He's only got 48 goals to his name but will have a chance of hitting 100 within a two seasons if he can keep up the pace he's set since breaking into the Spurs first team.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring for Tottenham
(Nigel French/EMPICS)

As for Romelu Lukaku (60), the only thing standing in his way would be a move away from the Premier League. He looks unstoppable right now having bagged 18 goals for Everton this season. The Champions League surely beckons for him - but will it be with an English team?

The rest on the list are, realistically, also-rans - none more so than the gloriously irrelevant Gabriel Agbonlahor (74). With Villa in the Championship next season and potential top-flight suitors probably put off by his current suspension, we're gonna give him a big thumbs-down.

Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring for Everton
(Clint Hughes/EMPICS)

So who's going to get there first? Well, unless Adebayor or Crouch manage to cling on for another season, we're backing Romelu Lukaku. Sturridge is too injury-prone to have confidence in, and with a 12-goal headstart on Kane and the probability of better service next season, we reckon that's where the smart money is.

Read Full Story Click here to comment