Former City defender Joleon Lescott has heaped plenty of praise on striker Sergio Aguero and believes that his remarkable finishing instincts came to him naturally.

Just under it a week ago, it was confirmed that City’s all-time leading goalscorer will be leaving the Club at the end of the season after his contract expires.

The 32-year-old has been a key figure for the Club over the past decade, providing incredible moments in domestic and European competitions that City fans will never forget.


Lescott, who had the honour of playing both with and against Aguero during his career, had only positive things to share about the forward during Saturday’s We’re Not Really Here matchday show for the Premier League encounter against Leicester City.

“He just enjoys it. I’ve never met someone who enjoys what they do as much as he does,” he said. “He grew into the culture. Whoever they get in won’t be able to recreate what he has done for the Club.

“He just came and said: ‘I’ll play my part# and just went about his business. We knew to just do our job at the back because he would do his job upfront.”


Aguero joined City in the summer of 2011 and has amassed an incredible 257 goals in 384 appearances for the Club in all competitions, whilst also being the Premier League’s most lethal goalscorer in terms of goals scored per minutes played.

Unsurprisingly, Lescott revealed that his favourite Aguero moment was the Argentine’s last-gasp strike against QPR which secured the Club’s first ever Premier League title.

“This goal still gives me a tingle, it was so special,” he said. “Honestly, there’s nobody else I would want in that situation. He’s so calm in the touch and finish. It was crazy.

“Credit to him as a person - he never thought: ‘I’ve done that, nobody else can do it.’ He never ever thought about it being about him - he just carried on doing what he does the seasons after.

“Players like that are built for those moments. Players are born to do certain things and he was born to score goals. That is certain.”

Lescott’s thoughts were echoed by City legend Shaun Goater, who revealed that he has the utmost respect for the Argentine because of his professionalism.

“You never hear anything negative about him,” he added.. “He just keeps himself quiet and just says he’s available. This is what I respect.

“He’s just the top professional. He’s so ice-cold in front of goal.

“That boy is a beast when it comes to goals in a game. When he gets around the box, he will hurt you.

“I needed a few days to pick myself up after the news. I had to have my period of thinking that we will no longer have him next season.

“Sergio, you’re the guy!”

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