Premier League goalkeeper names top player who is ‘Lionel Messi with a right foot’

Premier League goalkeeper names top player who is ‘Lionel Messi with a right foot’

- Jack Grealish has been impressive for Aston Villa in the Premier League this season so far

- Team-mate and goalkeeper Emi Martinez claims the captain is 'Messi with a right foot'

- Martinez added that Grealish is the most talented player he has ever seen

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Aston Villa of England goalkeeper Emi Martinez has showered praises on club captain Jack Grealish, saying all he sees in him is ‘Lionel Messi with a right foot’.

The number one shot-stopper is comparing his team-mate with the Barcelona captain who has won the prestigious Ballon d'Or for a staggering six times.

Grealish is currently one of the most prolific strikers in the Premier League and is currently having a sensational season.

And Martinez, who once had a stint with Arsenal trained with Messi on international duty has stated that Grealish reminds him of the legend. Martinez told talkSPORT2.

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“He [Grealish] is the most talented player I’ve ever seen.
“He never gives the ball away. When I see Grealish running, it’s always a shot on target or a corner for us. He will drive past two or three players.
“I just see Messi with a right foot when he has the ball. You can’t get the ball off him."
Premier League goalkeeper names top player who is ‘Lionel Messiwith a right foot’

Jack Grealish is 'Messi with left foot' according to Martinez. Photo: Laurence Griffiths
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However, Manchester United are desperate in bolstering their squad and after failing to sign Jack Grealish for £65million in the summer, the Red Devils will now be forced to fork out £100million.

He captained Villa to a 2-1 loss away at the Old Trafford earlier in the season, but he could have been playing against his side should United have taken advantage of signing him during the summer.

And according to a report, Manchester United still want the 25-year-old who has scored six times and provided eight assists in 15 games this season.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that Liverpool and Scotland defender Andrew Robertson may have taken football rivalry to Manchester United legend, Sir Alex Ferguson, after moving to his neighbourhood.

The 26-year-old recently splashed a staggering £3.3 million to buy a new mansion not far from the legendary manager.

It is not news that both clubs are bitter rivals, however, both of them can find a common ground based on their nationality and share opinions about the Premier League and other issues in general.

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