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Man City: Sergio Aguero passes verdict on his heir apparent Julian Alvarez as chat emerges | Football | Sport

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Sergio Aguero has backed fellow Argentine striker Julian Alvarez to succeed at Manchester City, in response to Joleon Lescott. So far as endorsements go, Alvarez has received essentially the most impressive any Man City player could wish for as he gears up for his highly-anticipated debut.

Pep Guardiola has immediately added Alvarez to his attacking options after the Premier League champions agreed a £14million deal to sign him from River Plate before loaning him back in January. The 22-year-old joins Erling Haaland as fresh firepower, with Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling the 2 forwards making way.

And Lescott has revealed that while talking to Aguero about Alvarez, Man City’s all-time top goalscorer boldly claimed the brand new boy would excite fans greater than he ever did resulting from his play style. He told the Man City website: “He’s definitely got the standard [to perform in the Premier League].

“I’ve seen little bits, but I’ve also spoken to Sergio [Aguero] about him briefly, and he said he was a top talent. He was excited for him, which was good, in order that’ll be a high expectation. Sergio said [Alvarez] will rating goals. He also can excite fans, Sergio said possibly greater than him, not by way of scoring but by way of the way in which he plays.”

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Lescott added that Alvarez enjoys having the ball at his feet as a keen dribbler moderately than sharing Aguero’s purebred finisher mentality. And he suggested that Man City must think about his talent in the event that they were willing to dump a player of Jesus’ ilk to accommodate him this season.

“He desires to dribble just a little bit greater than what Sergio did, who was more ‘let me rating’, which was great for us but a unique mindset,” Lescott continued. “But with the likes of [Gabriel] Jesus leaving, you are not going to try this if you happen to’re not replacing him with an exceptional talent as well. I’m excited for him, and hopefully, he gets opportunities to attain.”

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