Peter Crouch identifies Euro 2020 star that is a perfect fit for Manchester City
Peter Crouch has told TalkSPORT reporter Ian Abrahams that he believes Jack Grealish is the “perfect fit” for Manchester City. The Aston Villa skipper is the subject of intense interest from the Premier League champions. Now, Crouch believes Grealish would slot in perfectly at Manchester City.
Grealish, 25, produced the form of his career last season, with 18 goal involvements in 26 Premier League appearances. He missed a large portion of the campaign through injury, but despite that, he has impressed in an England shirt. Of course, he is in contention to start against Germany.
Reports in the last week have claimed that Manchester City are to table an offer worth £100million for Grealish, with talks underway. Asked whether Grealish would be a good signing from one of his former clubs in Villa, Crouch responded. He believes the playmaker is perfect for City.
“I think he will be a perfect fit for Manchester City, I think he will slip straight in there,” Crouch said. “If that is the case and he goes there, I think it is a great signing for City. He is a free spirit, but when you go to a top club you don’t get as much freedom.
“He will have to do his defensive abilities, but he does do that. The writing is on the wall. As a Villa fan, you would understand where they are going to win lots of trophies. He’s a top player, and he deserves to play for a club that wins trophies.”
If Grealish comes in, who leaves Manchester City – amid Crouch comments?
If he is the “perfect fit” that Crouch claims, then he surely starts under Guardiola. But who does he replace? Phil Foden is the future of the club. He is the future of English football. There is no doubting he starts. Raheem Sterling was indifferent last season. But he is still a brilliant player.
He should remain. Bernardo Silva is underrated and loved by Pep Guardiola. Riyad Mahrez, though, could be the player to go if Grealish joined. Not only will he miss a portion of the season through AFCON, but Mahrez turns 31 in February. Grealish in, Mahrez out, is good business.
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