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Aston Villa Star Jack Grealish Is 'The Best Player In The Premier League Right Now,' Says Rio Ferdinand

Aston Villa Star Jack Grealish Is 'The Best Player In The Premier League Right Now,' Says Rio Ferdinand

Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport pundit Robbie Savage that Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is the type of player that he would pay to watch.

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand believes that Jack Grealish is the "best player in the league right now" ahead of Red Devils star Bruno Fernandes.

Grealish, 25, has turned his form up a notch since he helped Aston Villa avoid Premier League relegation last season.

The England international, who has been linked with United, has made 22 appearances across all competitions this season and scored seven times and registered 12 assists.

Grealish's boyhood club are currently ninth in the Premier League and still in a strong position to challenge for a top-four spot.

The Villa star's stunning form has many fans calling on him to start for Gareth Southgate's England side in the rescheduled Euro 2020 this summer.

However, Southgate will also have the likes of Manchester City's Phil Foden, Leicester City's James Maddison and Chelsea's Mason Mount to choose from in that position.

BT Sport pundits Ferdinand and Robbie Savage compared the different players that could start as a No 10 for England in the upcoming tournament.

When asked by Savage who he would pay to watch, Ferdinand insisted that Grealish has been the "best player this season."

The 42-year-old former United star explained: "Grealish. I love watching him.

"If I'm going to watch a player and I'm putting him at No 10, I want to see someone drift past people, draw people to them, create space for other players and then get assists and get goals.

"There's a great argument for Maddison, there's a great argument for other players.

"Grealish is the best player in the league right now, on form. He's been the best player this season."

Ferdinand has been a big admirer of Grealish and previously admitted that he has 'licked his lips' at the prospect of United signing him.

Meanwhile, Grealish's teammate Emiliano Martinez has made a bold claim that watching the Villa star is like seeing "[Lionel] Messi with a right foot when he has the ball."

Featured Image Credit: PA/BT Sport

Topics: Football News, Aston Villa, Football, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Rio Ferdinand