Ex-Aston Villa man claims Grealish ‘needs to go’ to Man City

Date published: Monday 2nd August 2021 4:07 - Lewis Oldham

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Former Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has suggested that Manchester City is where Jack Grealish “needs to go”.

Grealish and Harry Kane are being targeted by Manchester City this summer. 

Pep Guardiola is an admirer of Grealish as he has shone for Aston Villa for the past couple of seasons.


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Hutton has had his say on Grealish’s future at Villa on the Football Daily Podcast. He believes that Man City is where he needs to go:

“I saw him as a kid at 16 and when he was up training with us you could tell he was special.

“For him now it’s about moving to a team where he can go and win things and fit into that way of playing.

“I think Manchester City is where he needs to go.”

Last month, Jamie O’Hara insisted that Grealish will always be a legend at Villa even if he leaves this summer:

“I played for Tottenham, my boyhood club, and it was a dream to play for them.

“But for Jack Grealish, he’s been at Aston Villa for a long period of time now, he’s done great things, he’s already a legend.

“If he leaves tomorrow and goes to Man City, he’s still going to be an Aston Villa legend.

“He has to go to Man City because he will guarantee himself trophies. He will win the Premier League, he will win the FA Cup, the League Cup and he will probably win the Champions League as well.

“It’s only a matter of time before Man City do eventually get it over the line, and I think if you’re signing players like Jack Grealish and they’re talking about Harry Kane, too, they’ll win a Champions League.

“Jack is not going to do that at Aston Villa. As much as Aston Villa are going out and signing players and are going in the right direction, and they are a huge football club, they’re still ten years behind where Man City are right now.

“In ten years’ time, Jack Grealish probably won’t be a footballer anymore, he’ll be at the end of his career, so he needs to go to a club now, like Man City, who are going to offer him a huge contract and will guarantee him success and trophies.

“So, when he does retire he looks back, he can say: ‘I played at the top level and won everything’.”

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