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Newcastle loanee reminds Joe Cole of Manchester City's Sergio Aguero

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Former Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole has likened Coventry City team-mate Adam Armstrong, to Sergio Aguero.

Both players are currently on loan at the Sky Blues from Premier League teams, with Cole having arrived from Aston Villa recently on a 35-day emergency loan and Armstrong from Newcastle United until January.

The 18-year-old has been in tremendous form this season, scoring 12 league goals and topping Football League's goalscoring charts. In Coventry's last match against Barnsley, Cole scored whilst Armstrong grabbed a brace to earn a 3-2 victory.

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Having emerged through his hometown club's youth academy, Armstrong has been with the Magpies since he was nine.

The forward has long been recognised as one of the country's most exciting prospects and has already played in 14 Premier league matches for the Toon.

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And as a result, three-time Premier League winner Cole, who has played with many world-class players during his 17-year career, has been thoroughly impressed with Armstrong since arriving at Coventry. 

He said, according to Sky Sports: "Armstrong reminds me of Aguero in a way, he's of the build and he's hungry for goals.

"In a lovely way he's selfish for goals and has the ingredients to be a top player and go on to score many more goals."

The teenager has represented England from Under-16 to Under-19 level, scoring goals for all. He won the European Championship in 2014 with England's Under-17s.

There's no doubt Armstrong has massive potential and is one of England's hottest talents, but at just 18-years-old he still has a lot more work to do before genuine comparisons can be made between himself and Aguero.

Association with one of the world's most deadly strikers is likely to flatter the youngster, of course, though expectations must be cooled, such is the history of promising youth players failing to reach their potential and deal with pressure placed on their shoulders.

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