Micah Richards has told the Daily Mail that he feels Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish would become a better player if he completed a transfer to one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs – including Arsenal or Liverpool.
Grealish, 25, was strongly linked with Manchester United and other Premier League heavyweights before he signed a new contract at Villa Park to remain with Dean Smith’s side until 2025. He has since become an England international.
Gareth Southgate has been criticised for not starting Grealish against Belgium on Sunday, showing just how highly-rated the Villa ace is by fans – no matter what club they support. Richards played alongside Grealish at Villa.
Indeed, the former Villa defender stated that Grealish is a top player but would improve even further should he join one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs – name dropping both Manchester clubs, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal.
“He is a top Premier League player. When he plays with better players, it lifts him. Imagine if he was at Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City or Arsenal,” Richards told the Daily Mail.
TBR’s view – Grealish must continue development at Villa
But the player will have ambition and certainly, Villa’s number 10 has the quality to play in the Champions League – something which is unlikely to happen at Villa, certainly in the next five seasons.
His form this season has already proved that, scoring three goals and creating three more in the same amount of Premier League matches. Another season at Villa, and then the £125k-a-week (Telegraph) should depart.