Micah Richards believes that Jack Grealish will only get better at Manchester City.
After weeks without any activity to speak of, aside from the return of third-choice goalkeeper Scott Carson, City’s transfer window finally burst to life last week with the capture of Aston Villa captain Grealish.
The Blues smashed their own transfer record and even broke the British transfer record by spending an eye-watering £100million on the talented playmaker.
Pep Guardiola has been a long-term admirer of Grealish, often singing his praises ahead of matches between the two clubs, and the manager has now got yet another brilliant attacker in his squad.
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The 25-year-old has been highly impressive since dragging Villa back up to the Premier League, grabbing 14 goals and 18 assists over two seasons in the top flight.
However, former City man Richards thinks Grealish will get even better now he’s working under the stewardship of Guardiola.
When asked to name five players to watch out for this coming year, Richards kicked-off with City’s new man.
“Got to start with my pal Jack Grealish, who I think will improve City and get better and better himself playing alongside some world-class talent and being coached by Pep Guardiola,” he told NSport.
New Arsenal defender Ben White, Spurs playmaker Dele Ali, Juventus winger Federico Chiesa and Dutch defender Denzel Dumfries were the other players Richards tipped for a strong season.
When then asked for a change he hopes to see this year, the defender-turned-pundit gave an answer many supporters will likely agree with.
“VAR, it stops the game too often, takes the fun out of celebrating for the fans and seems too open to interpretation,” he added.
“It has created a lot of controversy and was supposed to stop that.”
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