Jack Grealish is a superb young Englishman and is one of those who has shown exactly what he can do. At Villa Park, the 23-year-old has become the most important player the Villains have, however, after a move to Tottenham fell through over summer, Grealish could have missed his only chance to get a move to a top Premier League side.
At the moment, Aston Villa are having to get by without the 23-year-old. Dean Smith confirmed that the midfielder will be returning to training in two or three weeks when he spoke in his press conference, that Aston Villa have put on YouTube. If he returns to the side and continues performing at the same levels he’s upheld since the start of the 2017/18 season, then he will have to take the next contract he’s offered.
At the moment, Grealish would be definitely starting games and playing a lot of minutes had he made the switch to Tottenham considering their injury issues, even if the midfielder is sidelined himself. The 23-year-old can play as a left-sided winger and through the middle in the ten role, making him a useful player, and the fact that he’s not scared of getting back and helping at both ends of the pitch would make him a perfect Mauricio Pochettino player.
Grealish didn’t seem to be too bothered about missing out on that move to Tottenham over the summer, and his love for Aston Villa is something that there’s there for everyone to see. However, the danger is that if Villa are unable to get back into the Premier League by 2020 then Grealish will be a 25-year-old midfielder who is yet to establish himself at a top-flight club.
If that does happen, the chances of a club like Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea or Liverpool going out and signing him become a lot slimmer. For that reason, Grealish will need to have a long hard think about his future, and if in the summer Tottenham come swooping back in and Villa haven’t won promotion, then it’s a move he simply has to make, no matter how much he loves his club.