According to the Daily Mail, Lampard has predicted that Aguero will succeed in the Premier League. The striker, however, may need some time to acclimate himself.
Sergio Aguero has warned that Erling Haaland will need time to get used to life at the club. This summer, Manchester City acquired the striker from Borussia Dortmund in a transfer worth £51 million ($63m).
Following his achievements in Germany, where he scored 61 goals in 66 Bundesliga appearances, the Norway international is being tipped for great things.
Despite the fact that Aguero is certain Haaland will thrive in Guardiola’s side, he thinks the Norwegian must become acclimated to his new surroundings.
“It’s a massive club,” Aguero told City TV. “He will have to get used to it, but he has all the qualities to become a success here.”
Aguero also spoke about how Manchester City will miss Leroy Sane and Gabriel Jesus. The former was sold to Bayern Munich this summer while the latter is currently injured.
“Of course, we’re going to miss them,” Aguero said. “They are two very good players. We all know what Leroy can do and Gabriel is a very important player for us too.”
“But I’m sure the club will bring in some good replacements and we will be fine,” he added.
Sane’s sale to Bayern Munich has seen Sterling move up the pecking order at City, and Aguero is backing his teammate to fill the void left by the German winger.
“He’s a very good player,” Aguero said of Sterling. “He had a great season last year and he’s started this one very well too.
“I’m sure he will be able to fill the gap that Leroy has left.”
Jesus, meanwhile, is currently sidelined with a knee injury. The Brazilian striker is not expected to return to action until November.
“We all know what Gabriel can do,” Aguero said of his teammate. “He’s a very important player for us and we’re all hoping he makes a quick recovery.”
Aguero is currently sidelined with a thigh injury. The Argentine striker is not expected to return to action until October.
Aguero on Haaland’s transfer to ManCity
“Haaland will take time to adjust to England and Pep’s demands just like I did,” Aguero, who spent 10 years at City, told Stake.
“Haaland’s is a very important signing. I think his goal scoring ability is proven. His stats through the German league and in Europe confirms this.
“I think it’s a great addition for the team, but he will need time to adapt like any player coming from another country needs.”
“Logically, he will have a period of adaptation to a league as strong as the Premier League but I think he will go through his own process and the results will be seen soon.
“I think that an elite player like him will know how to reconcile his style with that of Pep’s teams. It may take a while, as it did in the beginning for me, but once he gets into gear everything will be simpler.
What is Haaland’s record in football?
In his short career so far, Haaland has already shown himself to be a prolific goalscorer. In just over a year and a half of professional football, he has scored an incredible 53 goals in 58 games. This includes 28 goals in 27 appearances for RB Salzburg this season, which is an outstanding return.
His performances have attracted attention from some of the biggest clubs in Europe, and it is clear that he has the potential to be a very special player.
However, it is worth noting that Haaland has only played professional football for a relatively short period of time. He only made his debut for Molde in 2018, and he has only played one full season in a top European league (this season with RB Salzburg).
This means that he may need some time to adjust to the higher level of football at Manchester City. It is possible that he will take a while to adapt to the physicality and pace of the Premier League, and Pep Guardiola may need to be patient with him.
What did Aguero say about Sterling and Jesus?
“It’s difficult to compare players,” he said. “But I think Raheem has been very important for Manchester City, especially in the last two years.
“He’s shown great consistency in his game and has been one of the best players in the Premier League. He’s a player that any team would want in their squad.
“As for Gabriel, he’s still young and has a lot of learning to do, but his potential is massive. He’s very quick, he’s got good technique and can score goals.
City sold Gabriel Jesus and Raheem Sterling to Premier League rivals Arsenal and Chelsea, respectively.
Aguero believes both of his former team-mates will be missed at the Manchester club, as he added: “Both players were important in the City scheme.
“I’m sure City will miss them a lot as they are great players. There will be a new make-up of the attack but this is a team with a great squad that will be ready for new challenges.”
“I think City will definitely miss both players.”
What has Aguero said about his own future?
The 32-year-old’s contract at the Etihad expires in June, and he has been linked with a move to MLS.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future,” he said. “But I’m just focused on enjoying my football and doing well for City until the end of the season.”
What did Pep Guardiola say about Aguero?
City boss Guardiola paid tribute to Aguero after he equalled the club’s all-time scoring record against Southampton on Sunday.
“What can I say that hasn’t already been said about Kun? We are talking about one of the best strikers not just in City’s history, but in Premier League history,” Guardiola said.
“He is a natural finisher who can make something out of nothing and he has done it consistently throughout his time here.
“He is a special, special player and I am so delighted that he was able to break the all-time scoring record for this Club.”
Aguero has scored 181 goals in 264 appearances for City since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
He is now level with Eric Brook, who set the club’s previous record of 177 goals between 1928 and 1940.
Aguero could surpass Brook’s tally when City take on Newcastle United on Saturday.
What has been the reaction to Aguero’s comments?
Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Peter Crouch believes Aguero’s warning to Haaland is justified, and that the 20-year-old will need time to adapt to the Premier League.
“I think it is a fair point,” Crouch told BT Sport. “When you come into the Premier League, even if you have been scoring goals for fun like he has, there is a different physicality and pace to the game.
“You have to get used to that, and I think it will be a bit of a culture shock for him coming into this league. I think it will be tough for him, but he is a phenomenal talent.”
Crouch added that Aguero is “one of the best strikers” he has ever played with or against, and that he deserves to be remembered as a City legend.
Aguero warns Haaland may take a while to adapt at Man City – and says old club will miss Sterling and Jesus. The Argentinian striker also believes his former side are well set-up to win the Premier League title this season.
Aguero is currently in his final season at Manchester City, with his contract set to expire in June. The 32-year-old is the club’s all-time leading goalscorer, but has found himself playing second fiddle to Gabriel Jesus this season.
Jesus has been in superb form for City, scoring 19 goals in all competitions. His form has led to Aguero being linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium, with his contract set to expire in June.
However, Aguero insists he is happy at City and is focused on helping the team win the Premier League title.
“I’m very happy here,” Aguero told Sky Sports. “I think we have a great chance to win the Premier League this season.