'I think': Journalist shares Jack Grealish update that'll be music to Aston Villa fans' ears
Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish is reportedly having second thoughts about a potential Manchester City move.
This is according to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, who reckons Grealish’s thinking may have been altered by a few things.
Crook thinks the 25-year-old has been “quietly impressed” by Villa’s transfer business this summer.
In addition, Grealish’s time with England at Euro 2020 saw him reduced to being a bit-part player for most of the campaign.
And Crook believes this may have left the Villans ace thinking he wouldn’t want the same thing to happen at club level.
Villa can obviously guarantee Grealish game time when fit, as he’s the club captain and star player.
But this may not be the case at City, so now things apparently aren’t as “clear cut” as they were a few weeks ago.
“Manchester City were very confident they would be able to get a deal done, £100m the fee,” Crooks told talkSPORT.
“That’s big money for a club like Aston Villa, but they aren’t particularly cash-strapped.
“But I think he’s been quietly impressed with the business they’ve been doing.
“They signed Buendia and they’re looking to bring in Leon Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen so I wonder if that’s altered his thinking.
“Maybe his role at the European Championship – or lack of as he was a back-up player – has perhaps made him rethink going to sit on the bench at Manchester City.
“It’s not as clear cut as it was a couple weeks ago.”