'Grealish is Messi with a right foot'

English Premier League

Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been described as Lionel Messi 'with a right foot' by one his teammates.

The England international has established himself as one of the Premier League's top performers as Villa's resurgent run continues.

Villa goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who spent 10 years at Arsenal, claims Grealish is the most talented player he's seen.

“He is the most talented player I’ve ever seen,” Martinez has told talkSPORT of Grealish.

“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. He’s the most talented English player and I’m surprised he hasn’t played more games for England.

“Messi is Messi, he’s the best ever. But in terms of training, when Jack has the ball, people don’t want to tackle him, they respect him, he can finish, he can chop, he can do everything.

“When I train with Messi for the national team, it’s the same. Nobody wants to touch him, he chops people, he treats players like cones. I see that with Jack here.”

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