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Aston Villa great Gray: Grealish better than Wijnaldum, Foden

Aston Villa great Andy Gray rates Jack Grealish ahead of Liverpool pair Gini Wijnaldum and Naby Keita.

Gray insists the Villa captain would get into Manchester City's midfield and "walk into" Tottenham's.

"I know he's a Villa fan, his family are all Villa fans, he loves the club and he loves being captain," Gray told Bein Sports following coverage of Villa's 6-1 defeat at home to City on Sunday.

"But Jack's 24 now and I think there is a decision coming at the end of this season. And I hate to say it, but I don't think he'll be there in August.

"If I was a coach of any of the top-six, and I include Liverpool in this, he would make the team better.

"He is, in my opinion, better than any of Liverpool's midfield players. I think he is better than Keita. I think he's better than Wijnaldum. I think he'd get into the City side. He's much better than Foden. I just think he's that good.

"When you give someone a football. You watch somebody on a football pitch. He has a football at his feet and in his control. Special players, they just stand out.

He might make mistakes, Jack, and he's only 24. But the ball is part of his body. He moves with it beautifully. He has a goal in him. He creates for other players. He works hard.

"He'd walk into Spurs' side. At Chelsea , I know they talk about Mason Mount but I think right now he's better than Mason Mount.

"If he's getting sold this summer then I guarantee you that a host of the biggest clubs will be after him."

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