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‘Exceptional’ – Aston Villa star lauded as club look to avoid the drop

Former Hull City defender Alex Bruce has named Aston Villa’s star midfielder Jack Grealish as the ‘best player in the Premier League’ on current form.

The 24-year-old has proven that he is more than able to perform in the Premier League and has been a shining light for the Birmingham-based outfit this term.

For this reason, Grealish’s future has been a point of contention, with a common feeling that the gifted playmaker is good enough to play for a top-six side.

Bruce, who is the son of Newcastle United manager Steve, has poured praise on the Villa man as the business end of the campaign approaches.

“In my opinion he is the best player in the Premier League at the minute, that’s how highly I rate him,” he said while talking to Football Insider.

“I think he’s an exceptional player and he’s obviously getting the accolades.

“He creates the goals, he scores the goals, he’s been exceptional for them this season.”

Just some time back, City manager Pep Guardiola has also named Grealish as one of the best player currently playing in the Premier League.

The England U21 international is having an outstanding season for a struggling Villa side, where he has already scored nine times and provided eight assists in just 29 appearances in all competitions.

Grealish – the difference between success and failure?

For Villa, the ultimate goal this season will be to remain in the Premier League, with the newly promoted men currently sitting in a precarious position and in need of points.

Dean Smith’s men are also in the Carabao Cup final this Sunday against Manchester City.

For Villa, the craft and ability of Grealish could well be the difference between success and failure in both of these regards.

Regardless of whether Villa are in the Premier League next season or not, it appears evident that this exceptional star will be.

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