Jack Grealish rise through the ranks at Aston Villa over the years has been nothing short of spectacular.
After helping his side regain their Premier League status in 2019, the attacking midfielder has emerged as one of the best players in his position in this particular division.
Whilst Grealish does have a special relationship with Villa and the club’s supporters, it wouldn’t be at all surprising if he is the subject of a great of transfer speculation during the upcoming window.
Will the attacking midfielder stay at Villa Park this summer? Which clubs are looking to sign Grealish?
Let us shed some light on his current situation…
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What’s the latest transfer news involving Jack Grealish?
When you consider just how talented Grealish is, it is hardly a shock that he is already attracting attention from some of England’s biggest clubs.
21/05/2021: According to a report by The Athletic, United could potentially turn their attention to swooping for Grealish if they fail to seal a deal for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho
However, the Red Devils will have to pay a fee in excess of £80m in order to convince Villa to let the midfielder leave.
26/05/2021: United’s players have reportedly suggested that they would like the club to sign Grealish instead of Sancho, according to The Telegraph.
However, it is understood that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be prioritising a move for the Dortmund winger during the upcoming transfer window instead of focusing on securing the services of the Villa man.
28/05/2021: According to a fresh report by the Daily Mail, City are ready to break their transfer record in order to sign Jack Grealish from Villa.
It is understood that the Premier League champions are prepared to pay Dean Smith’s side £100m.
If a deal is agreed, it will eclipse the £65m that City paid for Ruben Dias who has emerged as one of the top-flight’s best defenders since making this particular move.
31/05/2021: According to The Athletic journalist Sam Lee, Grealish would prefer to join City instead of United amid interest from Guardiola’s side.
Although it is understood that the midfielder was considering a switch to the Red Devils last summer, a move to the Etihad Stadium could now be on the cards if he decides to call time on his stint at Villa.
04/06/2021: Speaking to talkSPORT about Grealish’s future, former Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has revealed that sources inside of the club have told him that the midfielder is not set to leave this summer.
The 34-year-old said: “Jack Grealish will stay, is what I’m hearing, and Villa will invest [in the upcoming transfer window] as well.
“Who can afford him?
“If Aston Villa were going to sell him they’d want over £100m.”
What are the odds on Jack Grealish’s next club?
Manchester City are currently the favourites to sign Grealish according to Oddschecker.
Manchester United are second favourites ahead of Tottenham Hotspur.
Chelsea are fourth in line whilst Liverpool are fifth on the list.
Arsenal, who could be in for a busy summer of transfer activity following a poor Premier League campaign, are sixth favourites.
Below is the rundown of the current odds:
Manchester City – 4/7
Manchester United – 8/1
Tottenham – 16/1
Chelsea – 20/1
Liverpool – 25/1
Arsenal – 33/1
What is Jack Grealish’s style of play?
An integral part of Villa’s side, Grealish’s ability to single-handedly win games for his side has played a major role in their success this season as they have struggled when he has been forced to watch on from the sidelines.
As well being a fantastic dribbler of the ball, the attacking midfielder is more than capable of providing a deadly delivery from set-pieces as well as a defence-splitting pass.
Considering that City are currently favourites to sign him, it could be argued that he may be the perfect fit for Pep Guardiola’s side due to the fact that they play an open, attacking-style of football which suits his style of play.
How many goals has Grealish scored in his career?
Whilst Grealish isn’t exactly known for his goal-scoring escapades, he has still managed to chalk up a respectably tally during his career.
Despite being capped on seven occasions by England, Grealish has yet to open his account for his country and thus will be determined to net his first international goal at this summer’s European Championship.