Jack Grealish comments help Man City pursue Aston Villa star – Simon Bajkowski move
A smile crossed Jack Grealish’s face as he told reporters at Wembley that everyone should ‘wait and see’ that he would play European football.
Maybe the Manchester City transfer target had always expected the question, or maybe it was the realization that he had prepared for it by his previous response by explaining how well he lived the new challenge of a major tournament.
“It’s something that I really enjoy, I love it,” he said. “It’s about showing my talent to the world and that’s what I want.”
Was it just a matter of time before he got to this summit then?
“Yes, you know, I’m going to have to wait and see with me playing in Europe,” he began, “but just playing for my country, I’ve always wanted to do that. That was my goal for this season. and finally I ‘I did. I just hope I can continue to train well and get into the squad. “
Grealish is a confident player on the pitch, wanting the ball and willingly taking on defenders whenever he has it at his feet. His self-confidence (and talent) allows him to create opportunities in matches, and it took just 11 minutes on his maiden start for England in the European Championship to produce a chance that Raheem Sterling would fail. could not miss.
While the performance left little doubt as to the Aston Villa player’s ability to stand out at the highest level, his post-match interviews hammered home his comfort and confidence in such an environment.
There may not have been official offers for Aston Villa, but anyone suggesting that there is no mutual interest between Grealish and City has their head in the sand. And the more fun the 25-year-old has at this tournament, the easier it is to sell to the Blues to tempt the player to the Etihad.
“Do you like playing at the highest level and winning trophies every two years? Come do it twice a week every year with us.
There is every chance that Grealish will remain a Villa player without a season; he seemed certain to move to United for much of the last summer window before that move failed, while City’s transfer plans for the next two months are far less concrete than they usually are.
If they find themselves in a position to buy, however, the Blues can be as encouraged by what Grealish has said as they did with his football. The playmaker also spoke on Tuesday of his willingness to follow in Wayne Rooney’s footsteps, “where he set a milestone to say, ‘I’m going to be one of the best in the world here.’
All concerned will know that Rooney did not achieve his ultimate goals by staying at Everton.