Pep Guardiola urged to sign Grealish instead of Messi

Man City should sign Man United target Jack Grealish instead of Lionel Messi this January window.

The Aston Villa captain has been in blistering form this campaign and Grealish finally broke into Gareth Southgate’s squad this season.

Man City are on the brink of signing Lionel Messi on a free transfer by the end of this season.

Aston Villa legend Andy Gray believes Guardiola should try to beat rival Man United in securing Grealish’s signature and should stop their pursuit of signing Lionel Messi.

“(There’s) absolutely no danger Jack Grealish could play at the highest level, I don’t think there’s a doubt about that in my opinion,” he told beIN Sports.

“I think the higher he goes the better he becomes because he’s playing with better players,” he said.

“People says he does too much on the ball at Villa, but he does that because he’s Villa’s most important player and he’s the one that makes things happen nine times out of ten, if he was at Man City, he wouldn’t be, so he’s surrounded by better players and I think he would have more of an impact.

“He’s got more of a future (than Messi), and if you gave me, and I mean this, and people are going to say ‘you’re an idiot’, I’m not.

“Right now if you give me Jack Grealish or Messi, I’m taking Grealish.”


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