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Grealish, who scored six goals and registered 12 assists for Villa last season, is expected to pen a five-year deal with City, with the player arriving in Manchester on Wednesday morning ahead of a medical.
Jack Grealish's £100m move to Man City is edging closer. Medical expected in the next 48 hours. Outside chance of him being available for Saturday's Community Shield if negotiations continue to progress
- John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) August 4, 2021
Grealish was given a free role by his boyhood club and regularly helped dictate play from out wide or even centrally last season, but it seems Guardiola is keen for him to bring the ball out from deep.
In fact, at the end of last season, the Spaniard expressed his admiration for midfielders who keep the ball.
"I like players with the ability to keep the ball, it is one of the biggest principles I look for," he said. "The ball is the best way to defend and people have to keep the ball in difficult circumstances.
"In all my career, I have played with a lot of midfield players.
"I have the feeling that you can play better with this, but at the same time we need everyone."
:speaking_head: "He's an exceptional player."
Pep Guardiola speaking about Jack Grealish in January 2020 pic.twitter.com/yQpghEsnQX
- Football Daily (@footballdaily) August 4, 2021
Last season, Villa's captain was the most fouled play in the Premier League by some distance, setting a league record of being fouled 167 times.
With De Bruyne's pinpoint delivery and Grealish's ability to win a free-kick, don't be surprised to see City score plenty of goals from set-pieces in the coming months.
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