Sergio Aguero: Chelsea legend will be ‘difference’ for Manchester City

Sergio Aguero has praised the talents of Manchester City loan star Frank Lampard.

Lampard completed a short-term switch to the Etihad over the summer, signing until January from City’s sister club New York City FC.

With NYCFC due to enter the MLS season in 2015, Lampard was set to return to America in January, but his importance to City has been felt, and the club are reportedly doing all they can to extend his loan until the end of the Premier League campaign.

The 36-year-old midfielder was considered surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge at the end of last season, with his age and waning ability reducing his impact in Jose Mourinho’s side. The Chelsea boss did not see the Blues legend worthy of a new contract, but he has proven his talent and professionalism in his short stay in Manchester, scoring his fifth goal in 11 games at the Citizens overcame high-flying Southampton 3-0 on Sunday.

He is currently City’s joint-second top scorer - with Yaya Toure - and his impact has been noticed by the players alongside him, with Sergio Aguero praising the former England international’s impact.

“He's been a really important player for us - a key player," Aguero was quoted by Sky Sports News.

“Whether he starts the game or comes on in the second half, he's played a really key role in most of the games he's featured in.”

Aguero is currently leading City’s goalscoring charts, and has commonly been seen as their key performer this term, but the Argentine forward believes that keeping hold of Lampard past January could be the real difference in the Premier League trophy heading back to the Etihad.

The 26-year-old added: “It would be fantastic if he could stay - he's a Premier League legend.

“It’s been a real pleasure for me to line up alongside him. I can always say that I played alongside Frank Lampard.

“It's something the club will decide but if we could get him to stay longer, I think he could be the difference.”

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