Here are your Manchester City evening headlines on Monday, May 16:

Joleon Lescott sees Ibrahimovic streak in Man City signing Erling Haaland

Manchester City’s new superstar signing reminds Joleon Lescott of a player who famously fell out with Pep Guardiola.

The Blues announced last week that they have agreed a deal in principle to sign Erling Haaland, with the forward having said his goodbyes to Dortmund over the weekend in their final game of the season. City beat off interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona to sign the Norwegian, who is already seen as one of the most exciting talents in world football.

Many are interested to see how Haaland will fit into a team that has played without a No.9 – with considerable success – for the last two years, and there are still those who believe Guardiola does not like working with strikers. Evidence for that theory goes all the way back to the manager’s time at Barcelona, when he built a team around a young Lionel Messi rather than the established Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Read more from Joleon Lescott here

‘Long live the king’ – Man City fans react as PUMA tease release of new home kit

This coming week is going to feel like a pressure cooker for Manchester City fans, as the days count down to the all-important final day of the season.

City’s 2-2 draw with West Ham on Sunday means that Pep Guardiola’s men must beat Aston Villa at the Etihad Stadium on the final day to guarantee Premier League title victory. Anything less than three points and they’ll be relying on Wolves to do them a favour against Liverpool at Anfield.

Next Sunday is guaranteed to be a day filled just as much with nerves as excitement, with those emotions only intensifying as the week drags on. Thankfully, on Thursday City fans will be given something that should provide a slight distraction.

Read more on Man CIty’s 2022/23 kit release here

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