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Merson Feels Jack Grealish Could Leave Manchester City Sooner Rather Than Later

Merson Feels Jack Grealish Could Leave Manchester City Sooner Rather Than Later
By Gary Connaughton

Manchester City have had such a brilliant season that it has probably gone under the radar somewhat that their Premier League record signing has been incredibly disappointing since his arrival last summer.

Jack Grealish has failed to make much of an impact at The Etihad, finding himself increasingly out of the team as the season has gone on. With City now at the business end in the Premier League and Champions League, the England international has been a bit part player at best.

While it is still early days in his City career, the £100million fee forked out to bring him to the club looks increasingly questionable. Could we even be reaching the stage where the situation is beyond repair? Paul Merson feels that scenario may not be too far away.

Jack Grealish struggling to settle at Manchester City

Speaking to Sky Sports, the former Arsenal man said that Jack Grealish could already be considering his future at Manchester City and would not be surprised to see him leave the club over the next year or so.

I had a feeling it would be like this - I didn't get the move to Man City.

He's a top player, I'm a big fan of Jack. I didn't see it working really though. From the age of six he's been taught to get the ball, dribble with it and beat everybody. From the age of six...

He's been getting the ball, beating the world, and then do what you want Jack. Now, he gets the ball and has to pass it. He might turn round and say he's loving every minute, but I think he's finding it difficult at the moment.

He's got to keep playing a certain way, they want to pass and they all know what they're doing. They have a plan, and he doesn't play that way. He gets on the ball and he wants to beat people, now he's got to change that at 25, 26 years of age."

I don't think he's going to get used to doing it. I think they might sell him, I might be wrong. Maybe not this summer, but is the lad enjoying it? You've got to ask him.

Pep is one of the best coaches in the world and he won't want to be seen to be unable to change a player yet, so I think he'll stay this summer, but Jack wants to play football. It'll be interesting.

Players have taken time to adapt to Pep Guardiola's methods after arriving at Manchester City in the past, although there has been very little improvement from Jack Grealish as the season has gone on. It is telling that his playing time has decreased at the club reach the business end of the campaign.

You would think it is unlikely that he would leave this summer, but the former Villa man will certainly have to show some major improvements next season.

SEE ALSO: Erik Ten Hag Has Identified Three Summer Targets For Manchester United

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