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In an exclusive interview with Soccer fanDean Windass has tipped Aston Villa captain Jack Grealish into the Manchester City starting lineup tomorrow.
The former Hull City and Middlesbrough striker believes that Pep Guardiola’s Citizens, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool or Tottenham Hotspur are the only clubs Grealish would leave the Villans for as Manchester United would refuse to honor the price for sale set up by Villa’s owners, Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens.
Villa recently raised his valuation of Grealish to £ 100 million and set a marker for any potential suitors to do the five cap England international the most expensive British player in history, after he wrote a new five-year contract.
Is Jack Grealish worth £ 100 million?
Yes, it is in the elite
No it’s not good enough
Windass would not hold back on the incidents against Grealish, and strongly believes that Sawiris and Edens are within their right to demand a record British fee for the midfielder.
He told FFC:
“Yes, in today’s market, forget about what he’s done off the field, we all make mistakes, I was there and I wore the jersey.
“But he’s a talent, a local guy, he loves the club, he’s going to make mistakes, he’s a young guy, he’s a young guy, and these guys just need to remind him every now and then.
“They have so much money now that the world is their oyster. Yes, you have stopped drinking, and now you have paid the price, does it really hurt gamers today that they have stopped drinking? You can afford to get a driver, it’s not like you have to take the bus.
“What he did is wrong, he will pay that price and you have to learn from it. We all have to learn from mistakes. I’ve been there. You learn from mistakes and Dean [Smith]It’s probably good for him, throw it aside [and say] let your soccer speak for you and stop fooling around off the field. But you will learn from that.
“But £ 100 million, I think it was £ 80 million before he signed his contract, he had a £ 80 million clause in his contract. So £ 100 million is now a fair valuation without question.
“He could go to the Man City team tomorrow, and he would be a good player. Those are the only teams I would go to, Liverpool or Man City or Tottenham. Manchester United would sign him tomorrow, but they won’t pay £ 100 million. “
Grealish has been in outstanding form under Smith this season, providing five goals and six assists in 11 Premier League games ahead of the Birmingham-based team who take on West Bromwich Albion on Sunday night.
Manchester United were linked with a potential move for the midfield master in the summer, but they resisted Aston Villa. £ 80 million Asking price, with Executive Vice President Ed Woodward insisting that the figure in question was unrealistic.
Any move by the Red Devils now would likely face competition from his Etihad Stadium neighbors, and Guardiola is said to have discussed a move for the 25-year-old with Kevin de Bruyne after scoring. Grealish as your main goal.
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