Jermaine Jenas says Jack Grealish needs to think carefully about Manchester City move
Jack Grealish has been warned about a potential move to Manchester City by Jermaine Jenas, as reports continue to suggest a deal is close.
Reports yesterday surfaced to suggest that City had made an offer of around £100m for Grealish. It’s an offer that Aston Villa could well accept, giving City a free run at convincing Grealish to move to Manchester.
However, regular BBC pundit and former Spurs midfielder, Jermaine Jenas, believes Grealish needs to think hard about the decision.
Speaking to the Daily Star, Jenas highlighted the position Grealish plays in, while suggesting others have failed previously for similar reasons.
“From Jack’s point of view, it all depends on what Guardiola’s plans are for Phil Foden. Because Phil spent the whole of last year on that left-hand side for Manchester City, and was brilliant, and that’s where Jack plays,” Jenas said.
“There have been plenty of times where left-sided players at City have gone missing. Leroy Sane had to get himself out of there, Sterling last year even as brilliant as he was, didn’t get a game last year. I find it hard to say he shouldn’t go, for Jack, I just don’t know if Man City is the place for him.”
Now or never for Grealish and City
While Jenas raises a good point about the game time Grealish might get, you do feel it’s now or never for both parties.
A deal seems unbelievably close already. It’s looking like it’s down to Grealish really to decide where his future lies. Villa would give him a new deal, but City is a huge step up and challenge.
Jenas is right about that left-hand side. But surely Guardiola can accommodate his best players. He’s simply not going to spend £100m on someone, to sit them on the bench.
Grealish, then, simply has to take this move now or he could well live with regrets.