Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish would choose to move to Manchester City over their rivals Manchester United should interest come to fruition, according to reports (The Athletic via Birmingham Mail).
Both sides are looking for further creative nous in order to bolster their attacking options. Following on from agonising European final defeats to Villareal and Chelsea respectively, it appears they could compete for the Villians talisman’s signature in a deal which could cost up to £100 million [Birmingham Mail].
Statistically, the England international enjoyed a sparkling 2020/21 campaign. Impressively, he has registered seven goals and 12 assists in all competitions [Transfermarkt].
Forming a fruitful partnership with fellow England hopeful Ollie Watkins, he aided his boyhood club to an impressive 11th place finish [BBC].
Owing to his consistent performances, he is surely likely to be a major player for England at EURO 2020, and loads of Villa fans have flocked to the latest claim on his future.
Villa fans react to Grealish claims
Fan forum Aston Villa News relayed the news, here is how some fans reacted to a potential Grealish move to Manchester:
“Jack grealish why would he want to go to any other club, he is the heart and soul of a group of players at the right age moving in the right direction and Villa are a club with ambition, thats now being backed by its owners.”
“nah i thought he was going to slum it at arsenal. their fans seemed so sure.”
“”it is claimed” = we have made this up”
“I’d prefer Merc to a BMW, still happy driving my Audi.”
“Aw right it must be true because the great trustworthy paper The Athletic are claiming it. Thanks The Athletic yous have just ruined my summer”
“More newspaper trash , give it a rest”
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