A promising update has emerged regarding Aston Villa star Jack Grealish…
What’s the talk?
According to talkSPORT, Aston Villa star Jack Grealish is having doubts over a potential move to Premier League champions Manchester City amid mounting speculation that he could be on his way to The Etihad this summer.
The report claims that the attacking midfielder could now opt to sign a contract extension to reaffirm his loyalty to his hometown club. Pep Guardiola is desperate to land the England international in the coming weeks, but the mercurial talent is seemingly doubtful that it would be the right move for his career.
Fans will be buzzing
Villa fans will be over the moon with this update as it appears to increase the chances of Grealish playing in claret and blue next season.
It would be a massive statement of intent from the Villans to be able to keep the midfielder and pin him down to a new contract if City come in with a big-money offer as it would show that they have the financial muscle and pulling power to turn down interest from the top clubs.
City are the current champions and have been prolific in terms of picking up trophies under Guardiola, which means that they would be able to offer Grealish the chance to win major silverware next season. Whereas, Villa’s last major trophy came when they won the League Cup in 1996.
Therefore, fans would be ecstatic if he decided to remain at the club as it would show immense loyalty to reject such an opportunity.
Ex-Villa midfielder Kieran Richardson once heaped praise on the English attacker, labelling him as a phenomenal talent and lauding his ability to beat players with the ball.
He said: “Jack Grealish, he’s a phenomenal talent. When I was there (Villa) playing he was coming through and you could see from the get-go he was a top, top player. The way he can just ghost past players, he’s so strong, he rides challenges. Even if you knock him down he’ll get back up and keep going, he won’t shy away from anything.
“He’s very confident on the ball, he’ll take the ball whenever he can. He’s a top player and the way he’s built as well, he’s massive, his legs are absolutely massive. Even when I first saw him I was like ‘This guy’s a unit’.”
Harry Kane and Kevin de Bruyne were the only two players who achieved higher WhoScored ratings than Grealish in the Premier League last season.
This suggests that the Villa star was one of the best players in the division, with his score of 7.56, and that is why keeping him would be a massive achievement for the club and fans would be delighted that they would be able to watch him play again next season.