Liverpool face big-name opposition for the signing of Aston Villa star Jack Grealish, with Chelsea and Manchester City now reportedly also in the race for the 24-year-old.
According to CalcioMercato, Grealish is being chased by four of the Premier League big boys following an impressive comeback year in the English top-flight, with the three aforementioned clubs, as well as Manchester United, all vying for the Villa captain’s signature in the upcoming transfer window.
The Premier League superstar has been highly linked with a move away from his boyhood club this season after starring for an Aston Villa side that are currently staring down relegation in the league table, with a drop-down to the Championship meaning that Grealish could leave the Villains on the cheap in the window.
Should Liverpool sign Jack Grealish?
Liverpool have been one of the sides often linked with a move for Grealish, and former Premier League ace Kevin Phillips has already tipped Jurgen Klopp to sign the English playmaker, with the ex-Sunderland star telling Football Insider: “Liverpool are at a point where they can splash out on the world’s best.
“Those world’s best players want to come and play for Liverpool and Klopp. He plays a certain style and he will not buy someone unless it plays his system. The obvious one is Jack Grealish. If Villa go down, I am certain he will move on. Could he play for Liverpool? He is the only one out of the bottom three or four teams that could fit in that team.”
Liverpool’s success rate with signing players from relegated clubs is impressive with Andy Robertson and Georginio Wijnaldum both lured away from teams that suffered the drop a few months before being signed. Yet Grealish could be the Reds’ hardest relegated name to attract, should Aston Villa face a doomed fate.
The Premier League star is likely to be on the radar of every big club heading into the transfer window, and with first-team football unlikely to be a guaranteed thing at Anfield, the Reds could fall behind in the race for Grealish this year.