Reports emerged this morning that Aston Villa were in deep discussions with Liverpool FC over selling their star player, Jack Grealish to the Merseyside club. Involved in the ‘discussions’ was former Technical Director Steve Round. It was rumoured on social media that this was perhaps another reason for his eventual dismissal.
However, a Liverpool-based newspaper - The Echo - has dismissed these claims in a major way. Their article names the supposed ‘talks’ as baffling and pretty much chucks them out of the window.
From my perspective, Jack Grealish would be an incredibly cheap replacement for a Premier League team that are looking for an attacking-midfielder. World-class options are available, but for fees that shoot way above the £30 million asking price for Grealish, who’d be worth every penny as long as he continues his current arc of development. For Liverpool, he’d be no Coutinho - not right now - but he’d certainly be ready to step up to that task. It would seem that the club are looking for a bit more star quality to fill the Brazilian’s boots. I can’t blame them in that aspect. Jürgen Klopp’s team did drop a deal for Nabil Fekir, Lyon’s playmaker at the last hour, so one can only wonder.
It would appear at this point that the only horse in the race for Jack Grealish is very much the singular horse in that race, and it’s the one decked out in white and blue, the colours of Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs would be a great club for Grealish to continue his career, but this news isn’t great. A bidding war between two clubs would raise the price of Grealish, for sure.
Right now, we’re still awaiting a bid.