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Lescott convinced Man City signing Haaland has Ibrahimovic ambitions

Former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott has no doubt fans can be excited about the summer arrival of Erling Haaland.

It was announced last week that Haaland would join City from Borussia Dortmund.

“He reminds me of Zlatan Ibrahimovic in that respect — not being afraid to say he wants 50 goals in a season or similar," Lescott told LiveScore. "We're not used to seeing that in England.

"Can you imagine if someone like Harry Kane, for example, declared he wanted 50 goals back in August? It would've caught people off guard.

“Sure, he'll play most games and be expected to be their chief goal threat, but he'll also have to adapt his game where necessary. He's a world-class finisher, so I don't see him struggling to fit into a City side creating so many chances. The league may take some getting used to, though.

“In Germany, it's very rigid stylistically and most teams play in a similar fashion. It's a different pace in England and there's a far bigger range of styles across the league. All in all, defenders are not going to be looking forward to marking him!"


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