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Fabrizio Romano provides crucial update on Jack Grealish's future at Manchester City

Vayam Lahoti

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Fabrizio Romano provides crucial update on Jack Grealish's future at Manchester City

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Jack Grealish remains focused on fighting for a starting place at Etihad and currently has no plans of seeking an exit from Manchester City, as per a new report.

The 27-year-old joined the Premier League champions for a British record fee of £100 million from boyhood club Aston Villa last summer.

Since his sensational switch to Manchester, Grealish is yet to display the form and consistency that earned him the opportunity to join hands with Pep Guardiola at City.

Jack Grealish (Alamy)
Jack Grealish (Alamy)

Despite winning the Premier League title in his first season at the Etihad Stadium, Jack Grealish was often in and out of Guardiola's starting XI as he adapted to the Catalan's demands and the competition for places in attack at City.

The Birmingham-born forward delivered some encouraging performances in pre-season when Manchester City were out on tour in the United States.

Grealish's start to the season was hindered by an injury he suffered in City's 4-0 win over Bournemouth in their second Premier League game of the campaign.

Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham (Alamy)
Jack Grealish and Jude Bellingham (Alamy)

Guardiola handed Grealish a chance to shine on the European stage when City hosted Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League last week.

However, the Blues' record signing was far from his best against the German side and has over the past few weeks received widespread criticism for his sub-par displays in a Manchester City shirt.

It speaks volumes about the faith Guardiola retains in Grealish when the Manchester City manager handed his star forward another chance to impress against Wolves at the weekend.

Jack Grealish scores his first goal of the Premier League season (Sportimage / Alamy)
Jack Grealish scores his first goal of the Premier League season (Sportimage / Alamy)

Lining up alongside Erling Haaland and Phil Foden in attack for City at the Molineux Stadium, Grealish sent a timely message to his critics by opening the scoring in the first minute.

The Englishman got on the end of a fizzed ball into the box from Kevin De Bruyne to tap home and claim his first Premier League goal since he reduced the deficit in City's 2-2 draw against West Ham in May.

With an early strike in the bag, Grealish enjoyed arguably his best performance in sky blue as he caused havoc amongst the Wolves backline throughout.

Jack Grealish celebrates winning the Premier League trophy with Manchester City (Alamy)
Jack Grealish celebrates winning the Premier League trophy with Manchester City (Alamy)

Despite his recent heroics, eyebrows were raised when reports in England linked Grealish with a possible departure from the Etihad Stadium at the end of the season.

However, as reported by Fabrizio Romano, Grealish, who is under contract at City till 2027, remains completely focused on his Manchester City career and fighting for a starting place for England at the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

It has been added that Grealish has no intention of seeking a move away from Manchester despite recent reports.

An exciting derby contest against Manchester United after the international break could hand Grealish another platform to shut his critics and repay the Guardiola has shown in him this season.

Vayam Lahoti
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