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Aston Villa Fans 'Wouldn't Swap Jack Grealish For Neymar'

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Aston Villa Fans 'Wouldn't Swap Jack Grealish For Neymar'

Aston Villa fans would rather have Jack Grealish in their team than Neymar, and the Brazilian would struggle to get into the Premier League, according to talkSPORT presenter Andy Goldstein.

Neymar splits opinion in football, with some believing he's one of the best in the world and others thinking he's an overrated prima donna.

On Tuesday night the Brazilian had another chance to prove it was the former rather than the latter, as PSG faced Manchester United in the Champions League, but he was unable to make the difference.

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United's defence was excellent, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Axel Tuanzebe and Scott McTominay all helping to keep Neymar and Kylian Mbappe quiet.

That performance has led to Goldstein, who's co-host Jason Cundy has often criticised Neymar, to claim that no team in the Premier League who plays with a similar type of player to the former Barcelona star would swap their current man for the 28-year-old.

"I've done many a show with Jason Cundy who has poo-pooed Neymar, and I always thought he was being a bit harsh," Goldstein said on his show.

"But, in a big game and a big chance for him to prove himself against Man United, he was useless.

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"Absolutely useless!

"I keep sticking up for Neymar because I know there's something there, but I'm still waiting to see him grab a game by the throat and do something.

"Then I was thinking about all the sides in the Premier League that play with a player like that on the left-wing, and I don't think there are too many that would swap their player on that left side for Neymar. I'm serious!

Neymar had a tough night against United's defence. Image: PA Images
Neymar had a tough night against United's defence. Image: PA Images
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"Would Liverpool swap Sadio Mane for Neymar? No!

"Would Man City Raheem Sterling for him? No, it wouldn't happen.

"Would Arsenal rather have Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Neymar?

"I'm telling you now, Spurs fans would rather keep Heung-min Son than swap him for Neymar.

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"Manchester United would rather keep Marcus Rashford; for what he offers the team for 90 minutes every single game, I'd have Rashford over Neymar.

"And Chelsea fans? They'd probably rather keep Christian Pulisic.

"And I'll throw this one out there as well: I guarantee you, GUARANTEE YOU, every Aston Villa fan would rather have Jack Grealish than Neymar in that side.

"And I'll tell you why, because Aston Villa will get everything from Jack Grealish. If you're 2-0 down and you've got Neymar in your side, he's gone missing."

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Grealish has been in impressive form recently. Image: PA Images
Grealish has been in impressive form recently. Image: PA Images

Grealish has been in impressive form for Villa over the past year and for many it's been a point of frustration that England manager Gareth Southgate doesn't pick the Villa player more often.

However Goldstein's own colleague Adrian Durham recently claimed the 25-year-old was 'holding his team back' despite the fact Dean Smith's side are currently second in the league.

Much like Neymar, it seems Grealish is also either one of the world's best or an overrated prima donna.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football News, Aston Villa, Manchester United, PSG, Neymar, Jack Grealish, Premier League, Champions League, European Football

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