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Trevor Sinclair has an important message for Jack Grealish amid Manchester City links

Manchester City have apparently set their sights on England international Jack Grealish.

According to The Athletic, Pep Guardiola wants to bring the Aston Villa ace to the Etihad Stadium.

Likewise, Grealish is apparently open to joining the Premier League champions.

The 25-year-old is already a Villa legend, having come through the ranks to help steer his boyhood club back to the Premier League.

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Villa retained their top-flight status in 2019-20 and kicked on in 2020-21, finishing 11th in the table.

Trevor Sinclair, speaking on talkSPORT, thinks Grealish can prolong his career to the next level under Guardiola’s coaching.

“Pep will get Grealish playing the ball quicker because that’s how Manchester City play,” he said.

“He won’t take so many knocks and he won’t pick up so many injuries. That’s really important.

“Jack Wilshere always waited until the last minute to get rid of the ball and he took a lot of heavy knocks.

“It’s not good for your future, it’s not good for your longevity and fitness if you’re always taking knocks, having a week or two weeks off.

“So not only will it help Grealish integrate into that Manchester City side, it will also help him with the injury problems that he’s had.”

“A real connection”

Grealish and Harry Kane – another Manchester City-linked player – are likely to play a big role for England at Euro 2020.

“I love Jack, just love Jack as a player. Fantastic,” Kane told Gary Neville on The Overlap YouTube channel.

“From when he came in and I started training with Jack, we just had a real connection.

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“He sees the game a lot how I see it in terms of how he passes, how he moves.

“Always looking forward, always rapping balls in, trusting your teammate to have the touch and be able to handle it.

“He’s a real player and one who’s going to be very special for the future.”

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Signing Grealish would be difficult for any club, considering he’s Villa through and through.

You’ve also got to consider that the Villans are on the up and he’s got a long-term contract.

However, if any club could offer anything close to a guarantee for silverware, it’s City.

And Sinclair makes great points about City’s style of play potentially being beneficial for Grealish’s career.

Silverware, improvement and even a longer career – looks like City could be very good for Grealish.

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