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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12690 on: January 14, 2020, 09:16:22 PM »
I don't understand why people think he'd leave even if we stay up.



He wants, and deserves, to play football at the very highest level, and not surrounded by "potential", i.e. players who are either not ready or not talented enough to play in the Premier League.

A lower-quartile Premier League team is not his level, and he's running out of time to achieve what he can with his outstanding talent. I'll be bitterly sad, disappointed and probably angry the day he leaves, but I won't for a second hold it against him, even if we stay up. I'd expect it of a player of his quality tbh.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12691 on: January 14, 2020, 10:03:10 PM »
I don't understand why people think he'd leave even if we stay up.



He wants, and deserves, to play football at the very highest level, and not surrounded by "potential", i.e. players who are either not ready or not talented enough to play in the Premier League.

A lower-quartile Premier League team is not his level, and he's running out of time to achieve what he can with his outstanding talent. I'll be bitterly sad, disappointed and probably angry the day he leaves, but I won't for a second hold it against him, even if we stay up. I'd expect it of a player of his quality tbh.
Thatís how I see it.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12692 on: January 14, 2020, 11:25:38 PM »
At this stage in his career, he cannot afford to be not playing week in, week out.  He is still developing as a player and has a lot to learn.  Going to a top club will see him in and out of the team due to rotation.  He is not ready for that yet.  I hope somebody is advising him well.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12693 on: January 14, 2020, 11:30:22 PM »
Will be called up in the next England squad.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12694 on: January 14, 2020, 11:39:54 PM »
We stay up and he costs £100 million.

Go down I still think we will hold out for £60 ish, he has been that good this season, and there will be a few interested.

McGinn might stay after the injury yet. We can but hope.

Offline Dante Lavelli

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12695 on: January 15, 2020, 01:51:13 AM »
He'll leave if a CL club comes in for him who will pay what we want. We're imo 5 seasons off competing for a CL place with a best case scenario (miracle?) so the odds are if he continues to progress he will be gone. Happens to every club, even the big fish in the pond, so i can't see us being any different and we haven't been in the past.

Possibly but he didnít agitate for a move when spurs came in the other summer so the CL carrot, whilst big, isnít the only thing on Jackís mind.
« Last Edit: January 15, 2020, 04:10:07 AM by Dante Lavelli »

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12696 on: January 15, 2020, 03:22:24 AM »
We stay up and he costs £100 million.

Go down I still think we will hold out for £60 ish, he has been that good this season, and there will be a few interested.

McGinn might stay after the injury yet. We can but hope.
why on earth would our league status be worth £40 million?

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12697 on: January 15, 2020, 09:24:36 AM »
We stay up and he costs £100 million.

Go down I still think we will hold out for £60 ish, he has been that good this season, and there will be a few interested.

McGinn might stay after the injury yet. We can but hope.
why on earth would our league status be worth £40 million?


Because clubs would know that we have to sell if weíre a championship club, whereas if weíre a PL club weíll have much more bargaining power. Might not be £40m difference but there will be a significant difference.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12698 on: January 15, 2020, 09:27:12 AM »
We stay up and he costs £100 million.

Go down I still think we will hold out for £60 ish, he has been that good this season, and there will be a few interested.

McGinn might stay after the injury yet. We can but hope.
why on earth would our league status be worth £40 million?

We go down and he's 100% going, we all know that.  There could even be a relegation clause in his contract for less than £60 million.

Stay up and we can ask top dollar, safe in the knowledge that we don't want to sell.  There's a chance that clubs might not want to pay what we ask (£100 million for example).  He carries on like he has been and I suspect there'll be more than 1 team willing to pay though - Especially if he shines for England in the summer.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12699 on: January 15, 2020, 01:46:24 PM »
Exactly.

There's rarely a true bidding war for players.  If we go down he will have a number of suitors, he'll pick one and eventually they'll agree a fee that reflects our forced sale position.  My guess is £40-£50m.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12700 on: January 15, 2020, 02:15:53 PM »
Even if we stay up, he has his career to think of and to continue to stay "loyal" he will not achieve his ambition which must be to play for one of the "big clubs" who are challenging every season for the top honours.

He had his head turned when he was linked with Spurs and also if you anyone saw the interview on Soccer Saturday a few weeks back where he talked about it being a big ambition of his to play at Old Trafford, then if they came a calling, he would want the move.

I will be amazed if he his still with us at the start of next season even if we remain in the premier league.


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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12701 on: January 15, 2020, 02:19:14 PM »
I think if we stay up we can be more robust.  Our owners have got deep pockets and any sale will be more on our own terms.  I do feel we can keep him for another season if we really want to.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12702 on: January 15, 2020, 02:31:07 PM »
I think if we stay up we can be more robust.  Our owners have got deep pockets and any sale will be more on our own terms.  I do feel we can keep him for another season if we really want to.

This is the correct answer. We will only need to sell Jack within the next 4 years if he hands in a transfer request.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12703 on: January 15, 2020, 04:36:08 PM »
If we stay up there will undoubtedly be a discussion by the owners and CEO about cashing in to help fund a better first team squad. Itís a real dilemma but if they have a long term plan and it helps deliver that then it may be best for all concerned. However thatís my head talking, Iíd be utterly broken hearted if he went.

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Re: Jack Grealish
« Reply #12704 on: January 15, 2020, 05:29:54 PM »
I think a few negotiate to win courses might go down well.