Jack Grealish Collapses: Will the Manchester City Star Depart to Rescue His Career?

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Jack Grealish has experienced a decline in his position among Manchester City's forwards this season, and it might be in his best interest to seek a new team in the summer transfer window.

The 28-year-old player participated in the match against Copenhagen in the Round of 16, marking his first appearance in five weeks and leading the team to a 3-1 victory. However, his joy was short-lived as he suffered an injury due to a strong collision with Diogo Gonçalves, forcing him to leave the field despite initially attempting to continue.

Pep Guardiola commented on Grealish's injury, stating, "It's unfortunate that Jack got injured; he has been destroyed."

Grealish, who played a crucial role in City's success last season, has seen a significant drop in his performance this season, being overshadowed by other talented players. Guardiola mentioned that Grealish needs to regain his previous form and compete with outstanding players, expressing the hope that he will return to his peak levels.

Injuries have played a role in Grealish's performance decline this season, with a notable setback due to what he described as his "worst injury ever" after a collision with Sheffield United's Oli McBurnie at the end of August. Additionally, a burglary at Grealish's home, where valuable items were stolen, added to the challenges he faced.

Jack Grealish Collapses: Will the Manchester City Star Depart to Rescue His Career?
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The immediate impact of new signing Doku has further complicated Grealish's situation. Doku, who arrived from Rennes, quickly adapted to City's playstyle, showcasing speed and physical strength that set him apart. The contrast in their performances became evident in a match against Brighton, where Doku's contribution led to an early goal, while Grealish entered the game later.

Jack Grealish Collapses: Will the Manchester City Star Depart to Rescue His Career?
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Grealish, who did not make his debut for the England national team until the age of 24, has struggled to secure a regular spot in Gareth Southgate's lineup. Despite his exceptional passing and playmaking abilities, Southgate seems to have reservations about using him in crucial matches.

As Grealish's international performances have been underwhelming lately, there is concern about his place in the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2024. Graeme Souness, a Liverpool legend, expressed that Grealish seems to be at the end of his career and should reflect on his situation.

Jack Grealish Collapses: Will the Manchester City Star Depart to Rescue His Career?
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Although Grealish is under contract with Manchester City until 2027, questions arise about whether he wishes to continue on the same path for another three years. Despite no rumors of his sale, the player's future remains uncertain.


Shortly after Grealish's arrival at City in 2021, it was revealed that he had been close to joining Manchester United in the previous year. The former Aston Villa star was a primary target during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's tenure at Old Trafford, but in the end, Manchester United signed players like Jadon Sancho and Anthony Martial for significant sums, and Grealish moved to City.

AC Milan has been strongly linked to securing the English star's signature midway through his second season with City. Grealish may need an environment that encourages him to revitalize his career and regain his form.

City is hopeful for Grealish's return from injury soon as the team continues to defend its English Premier League title and competes in the UEFA Champions League and the FA Cup. It is certain that the English international will fight for his place as soon as he regains full fitness.

If Grealish's focus is on winning trophies, he is in the right place. However, if he still harbors ambitions of becoming one of the best players in the English Premier League, he may need to seek a new experience to prove himself once again.