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Roy Keane Compared Jack Grealish to Cristiano Ronaldo

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Man Utd legend Roy Keane compared Jack Grealish to Cristiano Ronaldo
Man Utd legend Roy Keane compared Jack Grealish to Cristiano Ronaldo / Visionhaus/Getty Images
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Manchester United legend Roy Keane once compared Jack Grealish to Cristiano Ronaldo while the Englishman was still at Aston Villa.

Manchester City completed Grealish's transfer on Thursday after paying his £100m release clause as revealed by Villa after the move.

The midfielder signed a five-year deal with the club that will keep him as a City player until 2026.

With this move, Grealish also became the most expensive British transfer in history, breaking the record set by Manchester United when they signed Harry Maguire back in 2019.

While there have been many question marks put over the price-tag, City fans are surely very happy to see the player at their club.

Once, even Manchester United legend Roy Keane hailed Grealish and even compared him to his old friend Cristiano Ronaldo.

Roy Keane
Roy Keane once hailed Manchester City's new signing Jack Grealish / Pool/Getty Images

This came after England's friendly win over Austria in which Grealish starred for 70 minutes.

Keane told on ITV, "He (Grealish) is the star man, he makes things happen. He has courage and always wants the ball in tight areas. Like Cristiano Ronaldo at Portugal, you need players like that in your team. It is brave."

It is important for you to know that Keane does not easily praise anyone, let alone a footballer, but it looks like he is clearly impressed with the quality Grealish possesses.

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