Grealish names the world’s third best player after Ronaldo and Messi

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Manchester City’s newest signing has named his pick as the world’s third best player after Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Jack Grealish believes his new Manchester City teammate Kevin De Bruyne is the third best player in the world behind Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The 25-year-old has completed a Premier League record £100 million transfer to City from Aston Villa. He had been on the club’s radar for some time, with Pep Guardiola a keen admirer of his skills.

Likewise, Grealish is eager to learn from the City manager and can’t wait to play alongside De Bruyne either.

“I have always said that apart from Ronaldo and Messi I think he is the best in the world,” Grealish told CityTV about De Bruyne.

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“I think he has got absolutely everything. He is another one where I don’t think people give him credit for how fast he is.

“He normally knocks the ball by defenders, his final ball is obviously unbelievable. That is something that, in the season before I got six assists and I sat down with the manager and I was watching clips of Kevin De Bruyne at Villa. I said that this is what I want to do, I want my end ball to be like his and that is something I practiced on.

“Then, last season I ended up getting 10 assists in 25 or 26 games which is a good return. That is what I based it off, the way he plays and the way he always finds that perfect final ball.

“I have never played alongside him, I have played against him a few times, got his shirt, but he is one that I cannot wait to play alongside.”

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