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AC Milan legend Inzaghi rates Pazzini "my heir"

AC Milan legend Pippo Inzaghi has crowned Gianpaolo Pazzini as his "heir".

Inzaghi hung up his boots and was suitably impressed by Pazzini's hat-trick against Bologna.

"I hoped he would arrive, because in my mind he was the centre-forward Milan were missing," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

"Without Zlatan Ibrahimovic, only someone with Pazzini's characteristics can score those goals. I know Giampaolo well and we spoke before he signed the contract. He was very fired up.

"I am not surprised he got off to such a good start. He has instinct, can 'see' the goal and is very strong in the air. This season he can score 15-20 goals.

"Pazzini arrived at Milan aged 28, just like me. I hope he can have the same good fortune I did."

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