Gabriel Agbonlahor has told Sky Sports that more and more people are coming round to his idea that Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish is comparable with Andreas Iniesta.
Agbonlahor sparked a lot of controversy earlier this season when he compared the Villa playmaker with the Barcelona great.
However, Grealish’s stature and reputation has increased significantly in recent weeks.
The Villa man has now performed on the international stage, with his most recent display against Belgium catching the eye.
And Agbonlahor suggests he’s hearing more people agree with him about the Villa star now.
“I hear it daily,” he said, when asked about the comparison.
“More people are jumping on the bandwagon now. That flick there, if that was Iniesta people would be watching it for the next five years!
“Yes, the Iniesta comment – I made it because I’ve been watching this boy for years, from the youth team to the first-team.
“I’m glad that the world are seeing what this boy can do now.”
Grealish’s natural ability to take possession under pressure and glide past opponents has made him become a vital player for both club and country.
His form at Villa has been outstanding so far this campaign, and England boss Gareth Southgate also sung his praises after the Three Lions’ last match.
Grealish is now expected to start again on Wednesday, when England take on Iceland.