Manchester City have long showed an interest in Jack Grealish, but the Telegraph say the Sky Blues are turning their attentions away from the Aston Villa playmaker because he’s ‘out of reach’.
City aren’t short of players in his position either, with Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Ferran Torres, Phil Foden and Bernardo Silva, so not signing Grealish isn’t the end of the world.
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Pep Guardiola also has Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Ilkay Gundogan who can operate in a central playmaking role, so he may be content with his options. The position he does need to strengthen is at left-back and up front to replace Benjamin Mendy and Sergio Aguero.
That’s not to say Grealish couldn’t improve their squad, however. The 25-year-old has scored six goals and made 10 assists in 22 Premier League games this season, having 61 successful dribbles, winning 100 free-kicks and creating 75 chances (WhoScored).
Grealish is one of the best playmakers in the top-flight, but Guardiola isn’t short of options in his position so it’s not an essential signing. With City looking to sign one of Harry Kane or Erling Haaland, they may not have the money for another player worth £100m.