Redknapp says Man City need to replace Aguero before draw at Leeds

‘They’ve spent millions on defenders but they will need to replace Aguero sooner or later’: Manchester City MUST sign a striker, says Jamie Redknapp as they squander chances in thrilling Leeds draw

  • Manchester City surrendered their lead and were held to a 1-1 draw by Leeds
  • Pep Guardiola’s side dominated the first-half but couldn’t extend their 1-0 lead 
  • The club are currently without injured strikers Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus 
  • Jamie Redknapp feels they will need to soon strengthen their attacking options 

Jamie Redknapp has claimed that Manchester City need to sign a striker to replace club-legend Sergio Aguero.

Pep Guardiola’s side were a goal up against Leeds on Saturday, but squandered many opportunities and walked out of Elland Road with just a point after a thrilling 1-1 draw.

Manchester City struggled to find the net which isn’t helped by injury layoffs for strikers Aguero and Gabriel Jesus who were both absent. 

Manchester City struggled to convert changes into goals during their 1-1 draw with Leeds

City took the lead but couldn’t get a second when dominating which led to Leeds’ equaliser

The club’s record goalscorer Sergio Aguero is currently out of action due to an injury

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp says City will need to think about replacing Aguero

Raheem Sterling started up front for City during their 5-2 defeat to Leicester last week – a game which City had dominated but struggled defensively.

The England international also started up front against Burnley in the Carabao Cup and scored twice during a 3-0 victory.

Before Manchester City kicked off at Elland Road, Sky Sports pundit Micah Richards, said:  Raheem scored two goals in mid week, he’s a poacher and makes brilliant runs.

‘He’s got everything for me and sometimes I feel he’s better in the centre when you’ve got (Riyad) Mahrez and (Ferran) Torres bringing the width.    

‘He doesn’t bring the same as Aguero but he’s got that scoring touch.’

Co-pundit Redknapp said that without Aguero and Jesus, City had cause for concerns up front. 

Pep Guardiola’s side were also without Gabriel Jesus for their trip to Elland Road on Saturday

He said: ‘It doesn’t bode well about Aguero and Jesus, in the five games they’ve not played or been involved they’ve lost four of them. 

‘It shows you need goals from other areas. You’ve got Raheem but I think he’s better coming from deeper. 

‘Shows they need to strengthen that area. They’ve spent millions on defenders, but they need to replace Aguero sooner or later.’

This summer, Manchester City have signed defenders Nathan Ake from Bournemouth for £40m and Ruben Dias from Benfica for £64m.

City have been keen to improve their defence this summer including £64m Ruben Dias

It comes after the club have suffered defensively since Vincent Kompany left the side last season.

Aguero joined Man City in 2011 and has gone on to become a club legend, winning many trophies and scoring 254 goals in 370 club appearances.

However the 32-year-old doesn’t have long left on his contract and City could soon find themselves in the tough position of replacing the club’s greatest ever goalscorer. 

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