Lescott: What Aguero told me about Man City signing Alvarez

Former Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott says he’s spoken to Sergio Aguero about new arrival Julian Alvarez.

City legend Aguero has kept watch on Alvarez’s development at River Plate.

“He’s definitely got the quality (to perform in the Premier League),” Lescott told City’s website.

“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, so that’ll be a high expectation.

“Sergio said (Alvarez) will score goals. He can also excite fans, Sergio said possibly more than him, not in terms of scoring but in terms of the way he plays.

“He wants to dribble a little bit more than what Sergio did, who was more ‘let me score’ which was great for us but a different mindset.

“But with the likes of (Gabriel) Jesus leaving, you’re not going to do that if you’re not replacing him with an exceptional talent as well. I’m excited for him and hopefully he gets opportunities to score.”