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Jack Grealish hails Man City's Erling Haaland as 'best striker in the world'

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Jack Grealish rates Erling Haaland as the best in the business
Jack Grealish rates Erling Haaland as the best in the business / Mike Hewitt | Lars Baron/Getty Images

Jack Grealish has heaped praise on his new Manchester City teammate Erling Haaland, stating that the Norwegian is 'probably the best striker in the world'.

After months of speculation over where Haaland would go this summer, Manchester City finally secured the forward last month - signing him for a fee believed to be worth around £55m to Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland comes to the Premier League with quite the reputation for scoring goals having bagged 86 in just 89 appearances during two-and-a-half seasons with BVB. As such, Man City fans are pretty excited to see their new star striker in action next season.

Speaking to the Daily Mirror, Grealish echoed these fan sentiments, stating: "We've signed a top striker, probably the best striker in the world in Haaland, so I'm sure he will contribute. It will be a season to look forward to.

"I'm looking forward to playing with him. Who wouldn't be? As a No.9, he's definitely in the top two, top one in the world. I can't wait for next season."

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Grealish also took the time to discuss his first season at Man City. The England international was signed for £100m last summer, a fee which surprised many, and won his first Premier League title in his first season at the Etihad Stadium. Grealish admitted that winning the Premier League has led to him wanting to win 'everything' at the club:

"You can imagine what the critics would have said; if I would have went for the price tag that I went for and then not win anything in my first season. To be able to prove them wrong and even just sit at home with my Premier League medal is a dream come true. I just want to win everything that I play in. We want to win. At the end of your career, you look back on your medals and what you've won.

"I'm not saying I just want to win the Champions League next year. I want to win everything. I want to win the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, the Premier League. That's what I've come here to do. I think I will improve next year, I know I will. I know there will be even more pressure on me next year than there was this year."