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New report throws doubt onto Jack Grealish's long-term Manchester City future

Srinivas Sadhanand

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New report throws doubt onto Jack Grealish's long-term Manchester City future

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A new report suggests that Jack Grealish is considering a shock exit from Manchester City.

It’s safe to say that assessing his time at Manchester City so far, Jack Grealish has had an underwhelming start to life at the Etihad Stadium.

Several attacking players have had a tough time in terms of adapting to Pep Guardiola’s system in their debut campaigns.

The likes of Bernardo Silva and Riyad Mahrez instantly spring to mind, taking a season to settle into their surroundings before eventually bursting into life at the Etihad Stadium.

Grealish, who enjoyed a free role at Aston Villa has gone on to admit that the pressure of maintaining possession at City has been a facet of the system that has restricted him from playing his natural game, since his move last year.

Speaking last week, Grealish said: “Last year I was settling in, but now I want to start performing the way that got me the move.

"I did at times last season, maybe not consistent enough and that is something I can improve on this year and hopefully that pays off."

The added pressure of costing a record-breaking £100 million, has not made matters any easier for the England international.

With a mere six goals and four assists in all competitions last term, the 27-year old’s statistics were far from impressive, considering the expectations around his arrival to say the least.

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Keeping in mind how things have gone for the Solihull-born attacker in Sky Blue, a fresh revelation has sensationally suggested that he could decide to part ways with the club.

As per a report by Football Insider, Jack Grealish is said to have told his friends that he does not expect to be at Manchester City next season.

It has been claimed that the Premier League champion privately believes that Pep Guardiola’s defined system fails to bring out the best of his qualities.

Furthermore, it is stated that the player feels he made a mistake by joining a side that plays such a stringent possession-based style of play.

After all, at Villa Park, Grealish had the luxury of running the show from start to finish, which highlighted his excellent ball-carrying and creativity.

However, it was encouraging to watch Jack Grealish in action against Wolves on Saturday, as he perhaps put in his finest performance at City till date and opened the scoring.

Grealish scored after just 55 seconds at Molineux on Saturday, as City beat Wolves 3-0 in the Premier League.

Erling Haaland and Phil Foden were also on the scoresheet, as the Blues temporarily moved to the top of the table.

City remain one point behind league leaders Arsenal, after the Gunners beat Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

Topics: Manchester City, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Manchester City Transfer News & Rumours

Srinivas Sadhanand
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