Manchester City's Joleon Lescott is happy to see the deluge of big signings arrive at the Etihad, and is quietly confident that with the newly bolstered squad, the Blues can aim to win the Barclays Premier League.
“We’re not going to get carried away and say we’re going to win the league but that’s our aim,” he began.
City's 35 man squad will have to be trimmed down for the start of the season, but Lescott is relishing the competition from the newcomers, such as defenders Stefan Savic and Gael Clichy
“Gael has been a great addition to the squad. Not just on the field but his personality as well,” Lescott continued.
“It feels like he has been here for years. If he can continue to settle and gel as well as he has then I’m sure everyone will be comfortable.
“It’s the same with Stefan Savic. He has been outstanding in training and obviously I know that he’s going to be on my heels to get into the team.
“That keeps you on your toes and I know I need to play well to stay in the team.”
But it's the signings up front that are really exciting the England defender, as the Citizens approach their opening fixture against Swansea at home on August 15.
“I didn’t have to watch videos on YouTube to see how good Aguero is," Lescott said of City's latest Argentine acquisition Sergio Aguero.
"I know about him, he’s a household name. I saw a lot of him last season when there was talk of him going to different clubs, but if he can produce the level of goals he did last season then he will be a great signing."
It seems Lescott has forgotten all about City's defeat to arch-rivals Manchester United in the Community Shield on Sunday, and is focusing completely on the opening game of the Barclays Premier League.
“Swansea like to play football," he added. "I saw a lot of them last season and they do like to play. They’ve got some exciting players and we know it’s not going to be an easy game.
“But again, we’re confident going into any game. It’s going to be at the Etihad Stadium and the emphasis is going to be on us to take the game to them.
“Obviously we’re not at our peak condition but nobody is going to be for the first game of the season. But we’ll progress and get some benefit from every game we play in.”
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