Journo believes the £270,000 star has been a standout player for Pep

20 June 2023 - 12:23 am

Journalist and transfer insider Pete O’Rourke believes Jack Grealish has been one of City’s best players this season.

City are currently looking for a treble; they are second in the Premier League, reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup and have reached the semi-finals of the Champions League after beating Bayern Munich 3-0 in the first leg.

As we enter the commercial end of the season, Grealish has become a regular starter and has been described as “aAstonishing’ said manager Pep Guardiola.

How Grealish became a Manchester City star

It has taken him a season to get used to Grealish since he arrived at the then UK record £100 million From boyhood club Aston Villa.

He scored just three league goals and an assist in his first season at Manchester, with Ellie McCoster criticizing him for “always taking the easy option” and Alan Shearer for being too “safe and easy” ” (via Daily Mail).

However, the 26-year-old has reached a new level in his second season, with an average Premier League Sofascore rating of 7.35, second only to Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Erling Ha. Rand.

He has 5 goals and 6 assists in the league and his dynamism is reflected in the fact that he ranks in the top 2% for improved passes per 90 and improved passes compared to last year’s players of the same age.

The greatest example of his improvement, though, came when Guardiola – a manager known for his rotation – started Grealish in each of City’s last 12 league games.

What did O’Rourke say to Grealish?

said in an interview this is footballO’Rourke expressed his belief that Grealish is an indispensable figure for Guardiola this season.

Regarding the ex-Aston Villa player, the reporter said:

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Can Grealish become a Manchester City legend?

The £270,000-a-week man doesn’t look too far ahead to see a wide player who spent a season or so adjusting at City before finding great success.

Both Raheem Sterling and Riyad Riyad Mahrez have made similar starts and have both excelled in their trophy-laden years at the Etihad.

Now that he’s settled in not being a star player like he was at Villa, but embracing being a “superstar cog in a ruthless machine” – as ex-England international Karen Carney puts it – the sky really is for Gera. Leish’s limit at Manchester City.