Aguero warns Man City new boy Haaland adapting to Prem will take "some time"

Manchester City legend Sergio Aguero has warned Erling Haaland that it might take time for him to adapt to the pace of the Premier League.

The free-scoring Borussia Dortmund star, 21, will complete the formalities of his move to Manchester over the summer after the Citizens actioned his £51million release clause. Following last year's never-ending Harry Kane saga, Pep Guardiola was keen to conduct their business early and the newly-crowned Premier League champions have acted swiftly to sign their no.1 target.

Haaland will now link up with his new team-mates in July ahead of a pre-season trip to America with fans and pundits alike expecting him to continue his fine form in the English top-flight.

However, City legend Aguero is urging supporters of his former side to be patient with Haaland as it may take him longer than anticipated to adjust to Guardiola's style of play. Writing in his blog, Aguero said: "I think it's a great signing. He can contribute towards scoring and that's big. I hope he racks up a ton of goals.

"Adapting to the Premier League will take some time for him, but I'm confident he'll be able to do so well. Regarding the Champions League – now that's a huge task. But football is about the team, not the players by themselves.

"If the whole team works like it has been, the trophy will be more reachable. I think City has grown in experience over the past few years and it's something that can be achieved sooner than later."

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1-0 up against Real Madrid in the dying seconds, City's Champions League failings had seemingly looked to finally be behind them. Guardiola's men appeared destined to qualify for a second successive final until quickfire goals from Rodrygo sent the game to extra time.

Flummoxed by their own capitulation, the Citizens conceded a penalty in the 95th-minute, which Karim Benzema coolly despatched, and that was the end of City's European pursuit once more.

Forced to look back on yet another exit, Man City dominated the first leg but the lack of a regular number nine cost them dearly – the hope is that the added goals of Haaland, 86 in 89 matches for Dortmund, will vastly aid their Champions League ambitions next term.

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