Raheem Sterling can become City’s record goal-scorer – that’s the verdict of former favourites Richard Dunne and Joleon Lescott.

With five goals already this season, Sterling is just three shy of catching Neil Young in City’s all-time top scorer’s list and would need another 27 this campaign to move into the Club’s top 10 goals list in all competitions.

The 25-year-old has plenty of time to achieve that notable milestone and will have one eye on Sergio Aguero’s total of 255 – though our record scorer will hope to add many more to that current total this season.

“Sergio best be careful,” said Lescott. “That record could go!

“Raheem’s averaging more than 20 goals per season, it’s just crazy.

“We’d all like to see him convert every chance he gets, but that’s just not possible for any striker – and Raheem is not a striker – he’s a forward, yes, but the stats he’s created are ridiculous.

“He’s scored 105 goals in just over five seasons and if he keeps doing that, he can definitely catch Sergio’s total at some stage."

Former City skipper Dunne has not only been impressed by Sterling’s goal-scoring feats - he believes he has become a leader as well over the past couple of seasons and is enjoying watching his development.

“He’s captained the side a number of time and really turned into a leader,” said Dunne.

“It’s just on the pitch, either – away from the Club he’s leading different projects and foundations and he’s an idol that people can look up to.

“What he’s doing on the pitch is incredible. If he scored every chance that came his way he’d be scoring 50 or 60 a season and be up there with Lionel Messi, but the fact is he is getting there.

“He keeps improving all the time and who knows how far he can go because he’s amazing.”

Richard and Joleon were talking on our Marseille We’re Not Really Here Show.

Paul Dickov and Shaun Wright-Phillips are the guests for this weekend’s show, starting an hour before our lunchtime clash with Sheffield United.

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