Why Chelsea should not sign Jack Grealish despite Savage claims
Jack Grealish has been a key part of the Aston Villa side who sit 15th in the Premier League table, and he produced a sublime display in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United on Sunday. He is another name that people are suggesting the Blues go after, but here is why Chelsea should not sign Jack Grealish.
The 24-year-old scored a brilliant goal against United at the weekend and was a class above for the entire game. This provoked the likes of Robbie Savage to urge Grealish to make a move to one of the league’s top clubs.
The Metro are reporting that Savage said: ”If Manchester City, Spurs or Chelsea come with a massive offer for Jack Grealish, let’s say £80m, I think he’ll go. He’s far better than Aston Villa.”
Chelsea currently possess a midfield stacked with talent, youth, and potential. Grealish is in great form, but the £80m price tag suggested by Savage would be a huge risk. It is crucial that money is spent wisely once the ban is lifted.
In recent weeks, Lampard is starting with a midfield comprising of three of Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Matteo Kovacic, and Mason Mount. Add the soon to be returning Ruben Loftus-Cheek, and young Billy Gilmour into the mix – you have six options.
This is before mentioning Ross Barkley, Tino Anjorin and Conor Gallagher, who is putting in great performances for Championship side Charlton whilst on a season-long loan.
That leaves you with 10 midfield options next season who could all make a claim for a starting spot. Spending £80m on a player who is relatively unproven at the top level would be a massive risk. Lampard might be better off using those currently at the club.