Villa legend Petrov has opened up and claimed he expects Chelsea target to make summer move
Chelsea target Jack Grealish has not seen sufficient ambition from Aston Villa to keep him at the club, according to former captain Stiliyan Petrov.
Grealish has been in the headlines for all the right reasons this season, despite the relegation battle that Villa have been in, and that has led to much speculation in the media that Manchester United, us and Liverpool are really keen to try and nail down his services in the transfer window.
And ahead of the summer transfer window, Petrov suggests Villa have not matched Grealish’s needs and ambitions, and And in turn that leads to the inevitable suspicion he will call time on his Villa career.
Speaking to Stats Perform News , Petrov said: “As a Villa fan I’d love him to stay. Jack likes to compete, he wants to do that at the highest level. He loves the club. He showed that in the Championship, he helped us get promotion, he battled hard in the Premier League.
“If that moment comes [when Grealish leaves], it would be sad to see because he is an exceptional person, not just player. But as a club, have we done enough to keep him?
“I don’t think so and it’s a big problem going forward as a club, because we may get good players through the youth system, but can we do enough to keep them?
“If he goes, I don’t think he can be blamed.”
“Jack has a growth mindset,” Petrov said. “He likes to improve, he wants to achieve.
“He likes to be in the spotlight, wants to be counted. He wants to compete at the highest level.
“Of course, he will generate interest from the top clubs because he does perform. If you remember, Pep Guardiola said he’s one of the best midfielders in the Premier League.
“That compliment comes from one of the best managers in the world. Those managers don’t waste their words saying this about someone who doesn’t deserve it.
“That’s why Pep came out and said he’s one of the best and his performances this season have attracted attention. It’s completely normal.[the_ad id=”164”]