Aston Villa’s summer signing Jota has lauded the qualities of captain Jack Grealish and stated that the duo can ‘combine’ really well in the middle of the park.

Both Jota and Grealish have similar qualities and they will be tasked in providing Dean Smith’s side with the creativity in the Premier League.

Grealish will be expected to play in midfield, whilst Jota will occupy a place on the left flank. Both have been impressive during pre-season.

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Nonetheless, when speaking about Grealish, the player he is and coming up against him during his days in the Championship, Jota had nothing but positive things to say about the boyhood Villa fan.

“I know Jack from playing against him with Brentford and Birmingham,” Jota told Aston Villa’s official website. “He moves the ball very well, and always wants to play the ball in a combination.

“I’m happy to be on the pitch with him because I feel we have the same style of football and we can combine. Really for me, it is so pleasurable to play with quality players.”

If Jota, Grealish and McGinn can turn it on for Villa then their chances of scoring goals will be increased by a huge margin.

That would then enhance Villa’s chances of staying in the Premier League, with the Midlands outfit taking on Tottenham on the opening day of the season.

Villa’s first home match will be against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth, with both teams very keen on playing attack-minded football.

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