Grealish stopped an excellent first season back in the Premier League by scoring in a 1-1 final day draw with West Ham, which allowed Dean Smith’s side to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.
Grealish has the mentality to succeed in the largest clubs
Manchester United-associated Jack Grealish “belongs” in the Champions League, according to ex-Aston Villa teammate Rudy Gestede. Grealish stopped an excellent first season back in the Premier League by scoring in a 1-1 final day draw with West Ham, which allowed Dean Smith’s side to avoid an immediate return to the Championship. These efforts led him to top eight goals in 2019-20 and earned him a lot of praise from fans and experts across England, many of whom believe he is now ready for the next step in his fledgling career. United legend Ryan Giggs was among those who supported Grealish to complete the move to Old Trafford, insisting that he has the “mentality” to succeed at one of the world’s largest clubs.
Jack has the shoulders to carry it
Tottenham have also been credited with being interested in the 24-year-old. Still, another former Red Devil, Michael Owen, says he has good credibility, having the playmaker set his heart on the move to Manchester. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men secured the top three and the Champions League qualification by beating Leicester in their last campaign away, while Spurs had to settle in sixth place in the Europa League. Gestede, who played with Grealish at Villa Park between 2015 and 2017, says the opportunity to play on Europe’s biggest stage is a huge draw for his old colleague, who he thinks will soon win a spot Gareth Southgate’s England squad. “Grealish was talented when I was there. He was a young player with a lot of potentials and in the last few seasons. He showed that he has the shoulders to carry it,” the former Villa striker told reporters.
Grealish must decide to stay at Villa or go to a big team to play in the UCL
“Now he is the team captain, so he has more responsibility, and he handled it very well. He deserves to be in the spotlight. He deserves a call from England, probably very soon. I think there are two choices: the first choice, to build Aston Villa with Jack Grealish as the main guy and make sure they spend money on good players to get Villa back. “Or, Jack Grealish can go to a big team because he doesn’t want to wait too long to build something and wants to play in the Champions League right away. I think he has quality. It’s not easy to decide.
The club have a contract with him, and they have to decide whether they sell or not. I just read that they put a very high price on him and it might be difficult for him to move. He has the ability and talent to play in the Champions League, so that’s where he belongs.”