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Jack Grealish urged to STAY at Aston Villa amid claims Pep Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne want England midfielder at Man City


Nov. 24, 2020

Jack Grealish has been urged to snub interest from Manchester City to STAY at Aston Villa.
According to recent reports, both Pep Guardiola and Kevin De Bruyne want to bring the England international to the Etihad, having been impressed by the 25-year-old’s superb performances this season.
But former City defender Danny Mills claims the Spanish boss already has too many options in his midfield and believes Grealish could harm his career by joining the title contenders.
Manchester United have previously been big favourites to sign Grealish, who appears to be constantly linked with a move away from his boyhood club.
But blue rivals City are reportedly now leading the chase to sign the Villa captain, with Guardiola keen to bring Grealish to the club as part of his attacking rebuild.
City are struggling for goals this season without talisman striker Sergio Aguero, with Guardiola’s side finding the net just ten times in their opening eight games of the new Premier League campaign, with the team currently sitting 13th in the table.
The Independent claim Guardiola has even discussed Grealish’s ability and possible arrival with midfield star De Bruyne, who praised the Englishman’s quality after Belgium’s recently victory over the Three Lions.
It is reported it would take a fee of over £100million to sign the ace, who only recently signed a new five-year contract at Villa Park.
Arsenal legend Ray Parlour recently told talkSPORT Grealish would be the perfect answer to City’s attacking issues , and backed the midfielder to make the step up to a top side soon.
But Mills believes it would be in Grealish’s interest to stay at Aston Villa, and explained why it may also be in City’s interest to leave him be, too.
Asked if Grealish is good enough for City, the former defender told the talkSPORT Breakfast : “I think he’s getting to the point where he’s starting to show real quality and real consistency.
“My concern for Jack going to Manchester City is where does he fit into that system, and where does he play?
“Sergio Aguero’s going to be the No.9, if not it’s going to be Gabriel Jesus, they’ve just brought in Ferran Torres and he’s doing OK, they’ve got Raheem Sterling on the other side.
“You’d probably expect Grealish to play in the midfield area, but they’ve got Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Ilkay Gundogan and of course Kevin De Bruyne, who is arguably the best midfielder in the world.
“Would it be a straight swap and a kick in the teeth for Foden if the transfer happens? For all we’ve heard about how great Foden is, and Guardiola goes on about him being one of the best young players he’s ever seen and coached, he still doesn’t play him that much!
“That’s the only position I see Jack taking, if he moves there.
“If Grealish goes to City, does he start week in, week out?
“As a player in such great form that he is at the moment, do you leave your boyhood club for what is at the moment only an outside chance of winning the Premier League title?
TalkSPORT's Ray Parlour praises Pep Guardiola's transfer policy in recent times and says Jack Grealish could be the perfect solution for an ageing midfield at Manchester City
“It certainly doesn’t look like they will win it this season, in the sort of form they’re in.
“It would be an opportunity he’d certainly have to look at, but he might only play 20 or 25 games a season there, and he may start thinking, ‘is that the right move for me?’
“Only Jack would know that, and would know his ambitions.
“But he’d just be adding to City’s squad and the talent they have in that area.”
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