Several Aston Villa supporters have hit out at pundit Kevin Phillips following his transfer comments on Jack Grealish.
The attacking midfielder has scored seven goals and provided 12 assists in 23 appearances in all competitions this season, playing a key role in Villa’s excellent second season back in the top flight.
Villa missing Grealish, recent Manchester City interest
Will Grealish stay at Villa this summer?
Talking to Football FanCast, Phillips, 47, shared his bold views on Grealish’s Villa Park future, ending with a big nine-word admission.
“I actually see him wanting to stay because I live in the area, and I know people that know him – he absolutely loves Aston Villa, a bit like Stevie G at Liverpool.
“He’s Villa through and through, but from a footballing perspective, I think someone will come in with a big bid, and the club will probably find it hard to turn down. Villa have done very well this season, but my suggestion would be ‘go and win trophies’. And he’s good enough to do that, he’s shown that.
“If I had to put my head on the block, I think Grealish will probably move in the summer.”
Phillips’ comments were shared on social media in a story by @AVFC_News on Wednesday afternoon.
This is what these Villa fans had to say, with many not happy with their former striker.
Villa fans react
“Nobody can afford him”
“Some ex-players make my blood boil and he’s 1 of them”
“Does he urge Harry Kane to leave Spurs too?”
“Two things you can guarantee. 1 – Kevin Phillips hasn’t got a clue what is going to happen and 2 – Nobody will want to pay the price we will demand.”
“‘someone will come in with a big bid & they may well find it hard to turn down’ When will these pretend pundits do their research. We don’t need to sell anyone. We don’t need to look at making profits on our star players. We have some of the richest owners in the league”
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