Manchester City are reportedly closing in on the signing of Aston Villa talisman Jack Grealish and boss Pep Guardiola is planning to play him in a deeper role.
The 25-year-old has most often been used off the left at Villa and also when playing for Gareth Southgate’s England side.
However, Guardiola appears to have other ideas for the England international.
Speaking on the Transfer Window podcast, Duncan Castles says Guardiola is planning to play Grealish in midfield at times.
He believes City’s style of play will allow a player such as Grealish to come from a deeper role.
Asked about what position the former Barcelona boss is planning to play Grealish in, Castles said: “Yes I think he will play in one of the midfield positions, in one of the No 8 positions, and coming off the wing.
“We know how fluid City are and we know that a lot of what they do in attack is about carrying the ball into the penalty area from various positions on the field, making space for players to carry the ball into the area, and cutting it back for someone to score.
“It’s the kind of typical Manchester City goal.”