Jack Grealish insists he’s happy to be labeled England’s first £100m player before being named in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI against Hungary… with Roy Keane believing he will improve at Manchester City ‘unless he’s brain dead !’
Jack Grealish says he is more than happy with the push to be England’s first £100m player following his summer move from Aston Villa to Manchester City.
Grealish, who started tonight in Gareth Southgate’s England XI for the World Cup qualifier against Hungary, sealed the big money transfer after impressive cameos for his country at Euro 2020 and a stellar season at Villa Park.
Now, in a season where he is playing European club football for the first time and hopes to be a fixture with his country, Grealish is thriving under the pressure of a huge price tag.
Jack Grealish is more than happy with the push to be England’s first £100m player
Grealish impressed for England at Euro 2020 and wants to become a regular base player
“I think it sounds good,” he told ITV when asked if he was England’s first £100m player.
‘I’m happy with it, I like it. It’s something to be proud of, isn’t it. That City spent that kind of money (£100m) on me shows how much they value me.’
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane insists there is ‘a lot more to come’ from Grealish at just 25 years old.
‘Unless the boy is brain dead, he will get much better’ [at City]’ said Keane in ITV’s preparation for the match.
“There’s a lot more to come with Jack. He is learning. He has to improve – discipline, end product, goals – but he has the perfect manager to do that.”
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane insists there’s ‘much more to come’ from Grealish
Grealish is the most expensive footballer in England after his summer move with a lot of money
Ex-Three Lions forward Ian Wright added: “The fact that he went there shows that he wants to add something to his game.
Gareth will trust him more in the decision he makes. Will that take away the Jack Grealish we know today?
“It’s going to be an interesting one to watch – the ability he has in the final third is what we really want to see him do for England.”