Welcome to Expected Villa (xV), a stats-based column about Aston Villa. The Claret and Blues are safe! A huge transfer window awaits them, and all eyes are on one player: Jack Grealish.
Aston Villa need to make some signings, sure. They’ll have cash available to do it, too. But the most important business they will or won’t do this summer revolves around the potential sale of Jack Grealish.
To be clear: I do not want the club to sell Jack. The club do not need to sell him. They’re on stable financial footing, and his performances over the course of the season were certainly the most influential to keep them in the Premier League. He’s a boyhood Villa fan, our club captain, beloved by the fans. There’s no reason that any Villa supporter should want to sell him.
But I saw this tweet the other day from HLTCO — a Crystal Palace account that’s one of my favorite follows on Twitter. It’s about Wilfried Zaha, of course, but my mind went straight to Grealish.
It’s no longer in anyone’s best interests to keep Zaha at Palace for another 12 months. There’s no doubt that his desire to give his absolute all for Palace has probably been shaken somewhat since his move away didn’t come to fruition last summer when he publicly ready to go. pic.twitter.com/kon1Yj1aX8
— HLTCO (@HLTCO) July 27, 2020
By: Alexander Carson
Title: xV: Aston Villa need to avoid a damaging transfer saga with Jack Grealish
Sourced From: 7500toholte.sbnation.com/2020/7/29/21340006/expected-villa-jack-grealish-transfer-manchester-united-wilfried-zaha
Published Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 17:00:00 +0000