According to the latest reports from talkSPORT, Aston Villa skipper Jack Grealish is reconsidering joining Premier League champions Manchester City this summer.
Jack Grealish, 25, is hugely admired by City boss Pep Guardiola, who has made the Aston Villa star one of his summer’s top targets as he looks to bolster his squad ahead of his team’s title defence.
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The playmaker, who was a part of the England squad that lost the Euro 2020 final to Italy earlier this month, was tipped to join Manchester City in a staggering £100million deal.
However, talkSPORT has revealed that Grealish is ‘having second thoughts’ about the move to the Etihad Stadium.
Grealish has previously spoken of his love for boyhood club Aston Villa, and despite signing a new deal last year that expires in 2025, he could pen fresher terms.
He has been with the Villans for almost 20 years now and a new contract would make it seemingly impossible for the Cityzens to sign him this summer.
The England international has been Villa’s best player for the last couple of seasons and was wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United in 2020. But Manchester City have gone ahead of their cross-town rivals for the signature of the 25-year-old since the turn of the year.
In a surprise twist of events, Grealish having doubts over moving to the Etihad Stadium should be bad news for Pep Guardiola. The Sky Blues won the Carabao Cup and the Premier League title last term but once again found themselves short of quality to bring the Champions League trophy home.
Guardiola knows Manchester City will need to make a few more quality additions to win the coveted Champions League trophy next term. A player like Grealish would certainly make the Cityzens’ stronger, whilst adding strength in attacking depth.
Villa remain confident Grealish isn’t going anywhere, with the player promoting the club’s new kit for the upcoming season. However, stranger things have happened in the transfer windows of the past, thus, City must remain optimistic in its pursuit of the twinkle-toed winger.