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Ex-Aston Villa captain Agbonlahor: Wilshere just like Iniesta

Former Aston Villa forward Gabby Agbonlahor has compared Jack Grealish to Barcelona hero Andreas Iniesta.

The 25-year-old recently signed a five-year extension with his boyhood club.

"I've played with some great players but for natural ability, I've got to say Jack Grealish," Agbonlahor told talkSPORT. "I know I will upset a few players I played with but for me I've seen nothing like it.

"I mean even in training — you'll have the quickest players, the best defenders and he just runs past you like you're not even there. The amount of times I've tried to tackle him, in training when I played centre-back for a bit of banter.

"I can't get anywhere near the guy so I end up kicking him and putting him on the floor.

"But it's just that natural talent he's got. It's the movement of the body, a little movement of the body and he's gone. A little bit of acceleration when he's running with the ball and he's gone.

"He reminds me a bit of like, I know it's a big statement, but Iniesta in his prime. He's just skipping past you, running past you, a little movement of the shoulders and he's gone."

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