Speaking exclusively to The Transfer Tavern, former Manchester City player Paul Stewart can see Jack Grealish remaining at Aston Villa despite interest from his old side.
According to a recent report from the Daily Mail, the Premier League champions are prepared to pay £100m for the 25-year-old attacking midfielder this summer.
This comes after a brilliant league campaign, where Grealish scored six goals, provided 10 assists and averaged the most dribbles per game in Villa’s squad (via WhoScored).
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For Stewart, though, there is no guarantee that Manchester City will be able to add that to their ranks.
“The thing with Jack Grealish is he’s an Aston Villa fan and he’s captain of Villa,” the ex-Man City star said.
“If they were to perhaps offer him what another club might, he may consider, because of his affinity to Villa, to stay.”
All of that, of course, will probably have to wait until after the Euros, with the Villa captain a part of Gareth Southgate’s England squad.
Grealish is not the only England international currently being linked with a move to the Etihad. Last month, Sky Sports reported that Manchester City had been in contact with Harry Kane’s representatives as he tries to find a way out of Tottenham this summer.
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