Why Manchester City should beat Manchester United to sign Jack Grealish
Manchester City are set to rival Manchester United for the signature of Jack Grealish, according to the Telegraph (h/t Daily Mail).
Grealish has been one of the stand-out performers for a struggling Aston Villa this season. He was equally instrumental in ensuring their return to the top division from the Championship. City have now joined the race for the Englishman, who for a while has been linked with a move to Manchester United.
The former English U21 international, who also dons the captain’s armband for Villa, has been one of the very few players having a good season in what has been more of an empty season for the club.
Villa are struggling to keep themselves in the Premier League and if they are relegated, it would be extremely difficult for them to retain the services of Jack Grealish, as a top player of his calibre would not logically want to go back to the Championship when the top division’s top teams are interested.
The 24-year-old is very versatile and can be played at different positions. He has shown that he can make it big in England. Grealish will be key going forward as Villa look to avoid relegation.
Should Manchester City pursue the rising English star?
David Silva leaves the club this summer and this opens up a spot in the midfield. Grealish has already proven that he can perform at the top level, a reason for Manchester City to make a move for the Aston Villa captain.
The player has shown great ability on the ball, creative forward passes, and has emerged as a hot prospect. Jack Grealish is also capable of scoring, having netted 9 times in all competitions this season. The player has also set up 8 goals.
Over the last couple of years, Jack Grealish has been one of Aston Villa’s best players and is the heart of Villa’s midfield, while also featuring on the left wing.
The Aston Villa captain is also someone who can start week in and week out. The player has been a part of Aston Villa in 30 of their 32 Premier League matches this season and has started in all of them. The player has also played full 90 minutes in 31 of those.
Pep Guardiola going for Jack Grealish would be a good deal for the club. The player is a proven match-winner and is also hard-working. He also brings leadership qualities along. The player fits the bill for Manchester City, who will look to regain the Premier League title after losing it this season to Liverpool.