With the transfer season witnessing some unexpected twists, clubs are using all their might to bring players who play in multiple positions and players who can add surplus long term benefits. One such move that might materialize is that of Jack Grealish. The club’s higher-ups are keen to sign the Aston Villa FC forward and have made his signing a priority. Even manager Pep Guardiola is impressed with the 25-year-old’s performances and wants him in the dugout.
The England International produced some fine performances in the recently concluded Euro Championships and was a big contributing factor for Aston Villa FC in the Premier League last season. The Etihad outfit is working on a price tag of 100 million pounds for the charismatic forward. Keeping in mind the financial might of Manchester City FC, it won’t be a surprise if the star player leaves his boyhood club. On the other hand, his fan following at Villa Park might entice him to stay at the club.
The Citizens are confident that they can surely bring him on board after looking at the current progress. One of the roadblocks that could possibly emerge is that the Aston Villa FC skipper has signed a contract till 2025 with Sky Blues and the club might be adamant in not selling him so early keeping in mind his contribution towards the club. The Sky Blues are readying to offer him a more profitable offer so as to keep him at the club.
Villa is committed to working out a deal to extend his stay at the club but an opportunity to rub shoulders with the best and playing for a Champion side could entice him for a switch. It could be a tight race but how would the Cityzens benefit if the deal is successful?
How would the Etihad outfit benefit from Jack Grealish’s presence?
One of his biggest strengths is his ability to play on both sides of the wing in both positions i.e he can play as a forward and can also be employed as an attacking midfielder. The 25-year-old can outrun the opposition with his crafty dribbles combined with his lightning speed. Grealish possesses the trickery to control the possession while moving forward and his ability to shoot from long range makes him a potent goal-scoring force.
Grealish can build attacks with his ability to spot open spaces in the opposition’s defence and his ability to direct the ball in goal scoring areas with his clever distribution. The Aston Villa skipper scored 6 goals in 26 Premier League games last season with 12 assists to his name. Grealish can be a wily operator who can create chances inside the box with his wonderful crosses and long-range passing. Pep Guardiola employs a 4-3-3 formation which would suit Grealish’s playing style and it is the system that Grealish would relish.
It would be exciting to see him partner Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus at the front while his coordination with midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan would be crucial. Playing under Guardiola would make him tactically competent and it would definitely be a valuable addition for Pep Guardiola’s side keeping a longer process in mind.