Jack Grealish has been told that he could find himself back at Aston Villa if his Manchester City form doesn’t improve.
If Jack Grealish’s performance for Manchester City doesn’t improve as quickly as possible, he might end up back at Aston Villa, according to his manager.
This follows the English player’s subsequent lackluster performance in City’s 3-1 loss to Liverpool in the FA Community Shield.
After goals from Darwin Nunez, Mohamed Salah, and Trent Alexander Arnold at Leicester’s King Power stadium, Jurgen Klopp’s Reds won their first prize of the year. The goal for Pep Guardiola’s team came from recent acquisition Julian Alvarez.
Nearly an hour into the game, Grealish was substituted by Phil Foden after failing to make an impression. After making a record transfer to the Etihad last season, the former Villa player is the subject of intense scrutiny.
In 28 Premier League games, he only managed to score three goals, making it a disappointing first season for him.
Grealish needs to improve his form, says former Villa striker Tony Cascarino, or the club may decide to let him go.
He stated to talkSPORT that if he doesn’t raise his standards to match what we know he is capable of and why they paid £100 million for him, he would likely be loaned out or released at the end of the season.
“He’s not performing consistently good enough for Man City.
“I’m not referring to scoring six out of ten as OK. He ought to be around eight or nine. He is really high caliber.
The former striker continued, “Jack has a problem. Your standard is higher than that; you cannot be a £100 million player and be OK.
City’s expectations are higher than that, and he has consistently scored six out of 10.
Roy Keane, a former captain of Manchester United, also commented on Grealish’s rocky start under Guardiola.
We’ll attempt to give Jack the benefit of the doubt, he said. Although it can be challenging at times, we believe he could have been better off going to City and possibly adjusting a little more quickly.
The same thing has been done with England by Gareth [Southgate] when he has left him out of crucial games for City. Jack needs to realize that he needs to step up a bit more if he wants to be a true top player, and that the manager needs to put some faith in him.
But these moments, in which a player must decide whether or not to score and advance his side to the championship game, will define him as a player, said Keane. In that regard, Jack has recently failed, but I wouldn’t write him out just yet.
Will Grealish be able to prove himself in the upcoming campaign? Time will only tell.