Premier League teams are scared of this Manchester City star – Gabby Agbonlahor

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Former Premier League striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has claimed Premier League defenders are scared of Manchester City striker Erling Haaland.

The Norwegian star moved from Borussia Dortmund to City for £51million this summer after 86 goals in 89 games with the German side.

Haaland has scored nine goals already for Manchester City in just five Premier League appearances, including hat-tricks against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.

Agbonlahor told Talksport: “Before he signed, I said ‘when he comes to the Premier League, he is going to cause havoc’.

“He’s the sort of striker where defenders – you know, Drogba was like it – where defenders six days before were in the changing room like ‘Oh, we’re playing Drogba on Saturday’. Now it’s like ‘We’re playing Haaland, what do we do? I don’t know’.

“Defenders will be getting their centre midfielders to cover in front. Do you know what I mean? They’ll be getting them to come and help them, they’ll be asking the left back to come inside and help them. He’s frightening.

“He’s not even playing at his best yet. Imagine when he gets used to the team and he starts (dropping) off and getting involved in play a lot more. He’s scary.”