Popular football specialist Micah Richards has paid tribute to Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish.
Richards has hailed Grealish as an “incredible talent.” He has described him as one of the best players he has played with.
The 25-year-old has been huge for Villa the last couple of seasons. He helped them return to the Premier League, kept them last season and now takes the team to a top half this season.
The attacking midfielder is currently out injured and has not played since February. Villa has struggled badly in his absence.
Grealish has simply been excellent this season for Villa. He has scored six goals and given 10 assists in 22 Premier League matches for his club.
The English international was reportedly targeted at people like Manchester United and other heavyweight clubs and he is being tipped to leave Villa Park again.
On Sunday, Sky Sports experts discussed who Manchester United should look at signing next summer to compete against Manchester City.
Roy Keane suggested that Grealish would be brilliant for the Red Devils along with Harry Kane. Richards then added:
“Jack is one of the best players I have ever played with – not just among the young players. The way he hits people, he is not afraid to give the ball away and his number has improved. The Villa team has become stronger, but he is such an incredible talent and he is also an even better person.
“To come and fit into a dressing room at Man Utd or wherever it may be, he has the drive and the determination to be the best. There were times when he did not do much in the gym, but he has now become much stronger, he buys a lot of mistakes and he has worked extremely hard in training.
“There was a little before about his personal life, but when it comes to football, he is completely motivated to come as well as possible. If he were to leave Villa, he would be able to handle it at the highest level. ”
Grealish is a fantastic player and several heavyweight clubs are likely to try to lure him away from Villa Park this summer.
However, he has a contract with the club until 2025 and Villa are expected to charge a high transfer fee for him.
In other news, Tottenham have been linked with a move for Corinthians winger Rodrigo Varanda.