With the Euros well and truly picked over, and a bit of uncertainty mounting about Villa’s next moves, it seems about right to finally get into the usual and incessant transfer speculations doing the rounds. We’re seeing all sorts of things: Alvarez still bubbling around, Sarr being very expensive, and Bournemouth’s left-sided Dutchman, Arnaut Danjuma. Dwight McNeil has resurfaced, as has Will Hughes. Now it’s Leon Bailey and Todd Cantwell.
Yeah, I’m Villa and a big Grealish fan. And yeah, everyone’s sick of the narrative. But I do believe one of the big takeaways for Southgate and England is that you don’t select your #10 because you’re more worried about defending than attacking when you’ve already got seven defenders on the pitch. And if you are going to look to Grealish for an impact, you have to get him the ball.
The German Jinx has been broken, and with that out of the way, England’s path to the final looks as favorable as one could hope. And England even went a bit mental and netted twice this time out. Whether it was a coincidence that Jack was involved in both goals? I’ll leave that up to […]
I don’t believe Grealish is the Messiah. And, yes, he has been a naughty boy. But those days are behind him (for the most part), and I do believe he’s simply the closest thing England have to a world-class attacking midfielder.
So we wake up and it’s all Grealish to City like it’s a done deal. And apparently United want Jack, John McGinn, or both.
It winds me up a bit, like it probably does most every other Villan. Click-bait? Yes. But I’m sort of duty-bound to click and give them traffic so I can see what’s being endlessly recycled. Anyway, I’ve got to say something, even if I’m repeating myself.