Former Aston Villa striker Andy Gray believes that Jack Grealish would easily walk into any Premier League side at the moment.
“I know he’s a Villa fan, his family are all Villa fans, he loves the club and he loves being captain,” the 64-year-old told beIN Sports. “But Jack’s 24 now and I think there is a decision coming at the end of this season. And I hate to say it, but I don’t think he’ll be there in August.
“He is, in my opinion, better than any of Liverpool’s midfield players. I think he is better than Keita. I think he’s better than Wijnaldum. I think he’d get into the City side. He’s much better than Foden. I just think he’s that good.
“He’d walk into Spurs’ side. At Chelsea, I know they talk about Mason Mount but I think right now he’s better than Mason Mount.
“If he’s getting sold this summer then I guarantee you that a host of the biggest clubs will be after him.” A Villa Academy graduate, Grealish started his senior career back in 2012. Since the 2014/15 campaign, the midfielder has been a key player for Villans.
The 24-year-old made a statement last term, scoring 6 goals and providing 8 assists in 35 Championship appearances and helping Dean Smith’s side earn a promotion.
Impressively, Grealish captained the team from March onwards, a period which saw them amass a club-record 10 league wins in a row. Despite his relatively young age, Jack is Villa’s first captain at the moment. Grealish has been superb this season so far. The midfielder has made 23 appearances across all competitions, scored 8 goals and provided 6 assists.