Aston Villa fans have warned Jack Grealish that his career would be ruined if he makes the move to Manchester City this summer. The Citizens have reportedly made a bid of £100 million to Aston Villa and they are expected to accept the offer.
The transfer would break the British transfer record if it is completed according to Sky Sports. It can be recalled that the English midfielder extended his contract with the Villans for another 5 years in September 2020 and this was supposed to keep him at Villa Park until 2025.
However, the decision to accept Man City’s bid means that Grealish must make a major decision ahead of the 2021/22 season. The Englishman scored 6 goals and provided 10 assists in 26 Premier League games for Aston Villa last season amid performances that saw a rise in his stocks.
He also produced another impressive display for England at Euro 2020 and the interest from the Citizens is not a major surprise. Regardless, the player has been in training with Villa, which turns out to be his childhood club.
Meanwhile, a group of supposedly well-meaning fans turned up on the field where Grealish and his teammates were training this week and warned their star man that a move to Man City would destroy his career.
This was revealed in footage that shows Grealish posing for a photo before being told by fans; “Do you wanna join a club that was formed 10 years ago?”
And “City are a small club mate, they’ll ruin you!”
Regardless, the midfielder maintained his smiling countenance and gave nothing away as he ignored the comments about Man City.
When asked if he has a pack of hairbands, Grealish responded: “Nah, just one!”
They went on to advise him to stay and sign the contract as they fear that he is about to leave the club. Grealish clearly loves Aston Villa but a move to City is a rise in his career and makes complete sense and more so if Villa are interested in cashing in, which they should.
He’ll be hoping the Villa fans understand the need for him to play at the highest level and accept a good opportunity to make more out of his career and garner silverware whilst doing so.