Manchester City star Jack Grealish would attract interest from “the rest of the top six” if the Etihad Stadium side put him up for sale, according to reporter Pete O’Rourke.
Ciudadanos boss Pep Guardiola could oversee the arrivals and departures during the fast-approaching January transfer window.
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Seconds Football InsiderManchester City would be willing to sell Grealish as they look to finance a move for Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham.
The report suggests the departure of the winger, who has scored just one goal in 16 appearances this season, is a realistic prospect as the reigning Premier League champions are aware that a big-money exit would need to be sanctioned to meet with the Financial Fair Play regulations.
It comes after Sky Sports journalist Dharmesh Sheth told GIVEMESPORT that Guardiola is desperate to ensure Grealish is a success in the blue half of Manchester.
The 27-year-old became the most expensive signing in British football history when he completed a £100m switch from Aston Villa last year.
Grealish still has more than four-and-a-half years left on his £300,000-a-week contract at the Etihad Stadium, meaning Manchester City are not necessarily under pressure to offload the England international.
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What has Pete O’Rourke said about Grealish?
O’Rourke believes Grealish will be coveted by a host of Manchester City’s domestic rivals if he is put on the market.
However, the reporter believes suitors would wait until the wide man’s price tag comes to light before potentially heading to the negotiating table.
O’Rourke told GIVEMESPORT: “Obviously it would all depend on the price and what Manchester City would want for having spent £100m on their Aston Villa signing in the first place.
“But I’m sure the rest of the top six would be very interested if Jack Grealish was available.”
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How has Grealish performed at the World Cup?
Grealish has struggled to get into the forefront of England boss Gareth Southgate’s plans and is still waiting to make his first World Cup start.
Seconds Sofascorethe Manchester City winger has only averaged 20 minutes a game despite coming off the bench and finding the back of the net in the group stage opener against Iran.
who scored gave Grealish a 7.2 rating for that goalscoring performance, but he still finds himself behind Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling and Marcus Rashford in the Three Lions’ pecking order.
The Birmingham-born star has previously been described by club boss Guardiola as “outstanding”, so there’s no doubt his lack of starts in Qatar will have been a disappointment ahead of the quarter-final clash in ‘England with France on Saturday.
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