Jack Grealish would walk into the current first-teams of Manchester United, Tottenham and Arsenal, believes Aston Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor.
The 24-year-old has been Villa’s most important player on their return to the Premier League this season, netting six goals and adding five assists in 20 appearances.
Grealish is yet to be called up to the England senior squad
Unsurprisingly, his red-hot form has seen interest mount in his services, with Manchester United most strongly linked with a move for the playmaker.
His performances have led to calls for him to be called up to Gareth Southgate‘s England squad.
And Agbonlahor, who played 324 league times for the Midlands club, believes Grealish would choose to stay at Villa if they were to avoid relegation.
Its a tough one but Villas owners have come out and said they want to keep spending, Agbonlahor told Stadium Astro.
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This season, theyve got a squad together, lost a lot of players in the summer stay up, thats the only goal, then theyll go again in the summer.
If they go down, I think hell leave. If they stay up, it could be 50-50. If Villa go out there and spend another £100million maybe
If they go out and spend, hes getting better players around him. I know him, he wont want to leave. Hes the captain.
Former Villa striker Agbonlahor has backed Grealish to succeed if he moves to a bigger club
The 33-year-old added that he feels Grealish would be ideally suited to the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham, with both clubs struggling for creativity in the middle of the park throughout the campaign.
Man United, Villa might say, You know what, its going to cost you £70m. I think Man United pay it, the former striker said. Hed walk into that side, theyre missing that creativity.
Tottenham he walks straight into, Arsenal side he walks straight into. I dont think you can compare [Giovani] Lo Celso with Jack, how Jacks playing, theyre different qualities hes got to these sort of players.
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I just think he could fit into those teams. But I dont think he wants to leave Villa. Villa are a massive club, big history, if they can get the right players in the summer, hes the captain, the team will be built around him. Theres some times you dont want to leave.
I think he walks into that United side, youve seen the troubles with [Jesse] Lingard, [Juan] Mata. But I just think Villa arent going to want to sell him no matter what.