What Man City's new £100m number 10 could bring to the Etihad.
What Man City’s new record transfer Jack Grealish can offer to Pep Guardiola’s Premier League winning side.
Jack Grealish is a player that can help take Manchester City’s attacking aspect to the next level he has excellent close control and can help take the ball into tight areas of the box in order to create big chances for teammates to score. Grealish ranks second on the chances created leaderboard and is only second to Kevin De Bruyne, with the 2 most creative players in the league city can really up their chances to score goals. When Jack Grealish was injured we go to see just how valuable he was to villa and creating chances for the team to score.
It is no secret Jack Grealish goes down easy (he himself has even admitted to it). It’s the players excellent close control dribbling skills that allow him to win fouls easily and win the team opportunities near the opposition box. Grealish was fouled a record 167 times in his captaincy premier league debut season. More free kicks in dangerous areas could hurt opponents with city having 2 free kick aces (De Bruyne & Gundogan) capable of scoring and finding players in the box like Rodri and John Stones.
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Grealish offers a bit more flair to City’s attack with the England international able to break quick and shoot from range excellently. Grealish recorded 10 assists last season for Vila the fourth most in the league despite having a big injury towards the end of the season, Grealish also created 14 big chances, scored 6 goals and has recorded 30 accurate long balls.
Man City’s new number 10 can also play many positions adding to the squads versatility. More recently he has starred on the left wing position however he has previously played as a 10 and an 8. The player could slot into many positions in City’s midfield with him also being able to play in a pivot if he had the correct support with players round him (he spoke about this on SoccerAM).
Grealish can also be a fan favourite. He is widely popular with the younger players and with supporters of England. The Grealish 10 shirt has already been selling out fast with shirt sales increasing since the players arrival. Grealish also shows his gratitude for support of the pitch when he stayed behind after losing the euros final to take a picture with a young fan and give him his boots.
Written by Mason Smith