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Jack Grealish talks up ‘unstoppable’ Erling Haaland and his new ‘Vardy-esque’ Man City strike partner

By Jonathan Davies

Published: 16:53, 22 July 2022

Erling Haaland will be “unstoppable” for Manchester City once he reaches full fitness, according to team-mate Jack Grealish.

The former Borussia Dortmund striker completed his blockbuster move to the Etihad Stadium earlier this month after the Premier League champions activated his £51.2million release clause.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s best centre-forwards, Haaland is expected to shine for the Citizens under Pep Guardiola this season.

An unused substitute against Club America, City’s new number nine could don the blue shirt for the first time when Guardiola’s men face Bayern Munich on Sunday as their pre-season tour of the States continues.

Grealish, who smashed the British transfer record with his £100million move from Aston Villa last summer, is well aware of the expectations that will be placed on Haaland.

And though just a few weeks into his City career, the winger has already been hugely impressed by the 22-year-old.

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Grealish said: “He actually said to me: ‘I’m only half the price of you, so I haven’t got the pressure!’

“Obviously, there’s always going to be big expectations, but nowadays you have to deal with it.

“I suppose if [Erling] misses a chance or whatever then people are always going to have something to say.

“I’ve had to get used to it myself. But Erling is a great guy; a brilliant guy. The first day that I met him ,we took a car together and after that ride, I thought ‘what a guy.’

“He’s so down to earth and quite up front with the way he is. You get used to that. He’s looked good in training and once he reaches full fitness, [he] will be unstoppable.

“I can’t wait to play with him and I’m really looking forward to it.”

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The England international also hailed Julian Alvarez, who signed from River Plate in January before spending the remainder of the campaign with the Argentine giants.

The young striker impressed on his first appearance for City against Club America, playing the opening 71 minutes before being replaced by Liam Delap.

And Grealish believes the 22-year-old’s style of play is reminiscent of a veteran Premier League striker.

“Julian was brilliant [against Club America],” he added.

“He actually reminds me of [Jamie] Vardy, the way he presses, can finish and runs in behind.”



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