Barcelona Told To Buy Jack Grealish Who Would ‘Absolutely Rip It Up’ At Nou Camp
Barcelona have been told that buying Jack Grealish is the solution to their current crisis - even if the transfer costs £130 million.
The Aston Villa midfielder has been in dazzling form this season with seven goals and 10 assists in all competitions - and Paul Merson has suggested that the Nou Camp is the ideal place for him to showcase his skills.
"I think that much of him," the Arsenal legend told Sky Sports. "He's one of the best around and if I'm a manager at one of the big boys - and no disrespect to Aston Villa here... I'm looking at £120 million, £130 million for him, I would pay."
"If I'm Barcelona, I'm buying him tomorrow." :moneybag:- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 20, 2021
Paul Merson says Jack Grealish is one of the best players around and he would 'absolutely rip it up' at Barcelona. :eyes: pic.twitter.com/9pEj0in4KM
Merson added that, having watched Paris Saint-Germain humiliate Barcelona 4-1 on their own ground in the Champions League this week, he believes Grealish is the player to put some spark into the struggling Catalan giants.
"I watched Barcelona the other night get ripped to shreds," he said. "If I'm Barcelona, I'm buying him tomorrow morning.
"It doesn't matter how much it is, I'm buying Jack Grealish - because Jack Grealish at the Nou Camp would absolutely rip it up."
Irritating seeing it come from Merse but it's true he'd transform Barca overnight. Will never happen because he absolutely loves us though https://t.co/UbGU2k9rFW- Matt Dines (@dinesyboi) February 20, 2021
One of the only few clubs I wouldn't begrudge him moving to. https://t.co/Vrdxr6uBUK- Harry (@harrywr) February 20, 2021
Allowing for the fact Barca are skint who has actually bid serious money for him? https://t.co/W70Sk8y2fu- Graeme Marshall (@graeme_marshall) February 20, 2021
Given his supreme technical skills, it's certainly not outlandish to suggest that the 25-year-old England international would be at home in Barcelona's midfield. Although Barca may consider fixing their leaky defence an equal priority.
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However Merson probably hasn't been studying the books of the La Liga club recently, as Barcelona are dealing with a mountain of debt said to total over a billion Euros.
Merson probably has more personal money than Barcelona at the moment- :triangular_flag_on_post: LULG (@FourFourTwoMUFC) February 20, 2021
Agreed, he is a diamond and would benefit any team- richie william (@richiew93083478) February 20, 2021
He's spot on that Grealish would do well at Barca but no chance they can afford him unless something drastic happens at their impending election. Grealish should be one of the first names on the England team sheet this summer.- Ross Newell (@rosco7777) February 20, 2021
How is it that these pundits in 2021 still don't understand Barca's financial situation?- Chris. (@EmenaIo) February 20, 2021
So despite their urgent need for new talent, given how badly their transfer plan to replace their former legends has proved to be, we seriously doubt there will be a £100+ million bid from Barca for Grealish any time soon.
Unless, perhaps, Ronald Koeman is sacked and Merson is shockingly drafted in as the new Barcelona boss/president all in one go.
Given all the crazy decisions made at that club of late, can we really rule it out?
All imagery: PA Images
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