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'You don't need Sergio Aguero, you've got me,' would appear to be the line to take from Mirror reporter James Nursey's piece on Edin Dzeko.
Aguero is facing an extended spell on the sidelines due to injury, which is threatening to blow a hole in Manchester City's push for silverware on four fronts.
City could bolster their attack in the January transfer window, but Dzeko is ready to fill the goalscoring void.
Per Nursey's piece, Dzeko said:
Sergio has had an amazing season, scoring a lot of goals, and he is an important player for us.
That's life, and now we have to try to play games without him, and try to win. This is very bad for the team but there are a lot of players who want to play.
I am happy to score two—that's my job. I hope it means I am back among the goals.
I am a striker that has scored goals all my life, and I love to do it. When I get a chance I try to do my best. We have a superb squad and recently have scored a lot of goals.
Manchester City are getting in the habit of pipping their rivals to rising stars.
Earlier in the week, City edged out Arsenal and Manchester United to the capture of teenage goalkeeper Kjetil Haug, per a report from the Star’s Colin Harvey.
And according to a report from the Mirror’s Alex Richards, City have beaten the same rivals to the capture of 17-year-old Nigerian Kelechi Iheanacho.
Per Richards’ report, Iheanacho’s father said: "We prayed and, after talks with family members, we came up with Manchester City, believing he has a future there.”