Micah Richards urges Manchester City to move for 'brilliant' attacker who's 'similar to Samir Nasri'
Manchester City icon Micah Richards has urged the Etihad Stadium outfit to move for Jack Grealish, a player he says is “similar to Samir Nasri”.
As a top Premier League star not currently playing for one of England’s elite clubs, Grealish’s future is often the subject of speculation.
The 25-year-old is an attacker of the highest calibre whose heroics have dragged Aston Villa from the Championship into the Premier League and kept them there.
The latest Match of the Day Top 10 podcast focuses on the greatest Premier League great escapes, and Villa’s heroics of 2019-20 have made the cut.
“They escaped because of Jack Grealish,” said Richards.
“He makes taking on people look easier than anyone else I’ve ever seen, he’s similar to Samir Nasri the way he drops his shoulder and it’s effortless.
“He’s strong, knows how to buy a foul, he’s technically very good. Without him, they would’ve gone down. He is the man at Villa, he loves them.”
In a separate feature on BBC Sport, Richards named Grealish as one of the players City should target in the summer.
“You could put Jack in City’s front three on the left, right or as a false nine – or further back in midfield – anywhere, really, and he would be immense,” he said.
“He was absolutely brilliant for Villa this season before injuries sidelined him but I think he would go to the next level at City.”
Signing Grealish would be difficult for any club, considering he’s Villa through and through, not to mention the club is on the up and he’s got a long-term contract.
However, if any club could offer anything close to a guarantee for silverware, it’s City – the best team in England with one of the best managers in the world at the helm.
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