Fabrizio Romano has revealed that he is aware of a recent news story concerning the future of Manchester City star Jack Grealish. But while these rumours point to the player wanting to leave the Citizens, Romano believes that the player is completely focused on Manchester City.
Fabrizio Romano Claims Jack Grealish is ‘100% Focused on Manchester City’
Jack Grealish to Stay and Fight for Place
Taking to his own exclusive column, Romano revealed an exciting update that will no doubt be reassuring for City fans and England supporters alike.
The Italian journalist writes: “At the moment, the answer I’m getting is that Grealish is 100% focused on Manchester City, World Cup and nothing else.”
As England head towards the 2022 World Cup, this can only be good news. While Grealish is still looking to prove his worth to City and to Guardiola, having rumours circulating about his future can only be undermining for the player. Instead, Romano claims that the player is unlikely to be seeking an early exit in January; Grealish is “prepared to fight for his place at Man City.”
However, do not completely rule out Grealish making a move in the summer.
Romano said: “…we’ll see in 2023 what happens, but there’s absolutely nothing decided or imminent. I think he deserves some time after just one season with Guardiola”.
Grealish’s Still Looking to Provide for Pep and City
Injury has really hampered Grealish’s progress with City this season. The 27-year-old has already missed five Premier League matchdays due to a knock he suffered against Bournemouth. But he has recently bounced back grabbing a goal against Wolves where he was able to play for 77 minutes.
Grealish has been selected for the England squad, with the whole country looking to put the miserable 4-0 drubbing against Hungary behind them. The Manchester City midfielder was on the bench for that match.
He said: “There are certain games in your career where you just try and brush it under the table and I think that was one of them, we knew it wasn’t a good result or performance from us but we’re into a new camp now and a new season for all of us so we want to look forward to these games.”
Meanwhile, at City, Grealish is happy in his role, despite his lack of freedom that he was used to at Aston Villa.
Speaking at St George’s Park, Grealish said: “It’s completely different to the way I was at Villa. At Villa I was more free, at City it’s more structured,” he said. “I have a great relationship with the manager, I’ve said in so many interviews that I’ve never seen anything like the way he thinks and looks at football – he’s just obsessed with it. I think you can tell why and see why.”
Surely the goals and assists will continue to come for Grealish. Across 213 appearances for Villa, he scored 32, with 43 assists. While he is not quite hitting his previous form, as per Romano’s words he appears to be determined to focus on his football whether at Manchester City or away with England. How does that adage about class and permanence go? Grealish faces his next challenge when England take on Italy in the UEFA Nations League on Friday 23 September, with kick off at 7.45pm UK time.
— Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish) September 17, 2022