Welcome? Pires tips Lampard to bring £60 million star Grealish to the Chelsea
Robert Pires has claimed Chelsea will be looking at a deal for Aston Villa star Jack Grealish in the summer
Frank Lampard is a boss that needs to spend some serious money over the next few weeks in order to improve a side that may in fact struggle to get a top six spot this season, nevermind a Champions League place for next season.
That has, of course, led to all sorts of speculation about whom could come into the club, who could leave the club, and what superstar signing that Lampard will seek to improve his very young side.
However, there has also been some shock rumours in the media that Villa midfielder Grealish could also be on the radar of Lampard after impressing during his first season back in the Premier League.
His performances over the past few months has also caught the attentions of the likes of Tottenham, Manchester United and Liverpool, But Pires has claimed that we will be seeking to try and sign the talented midfielder, Pires told The Sunday Mirror: ‘Jack is a great footballer with a good technique – and I love watching him play because he reminds me of Dennis Bergkamp.
‘He has great vision, he isn’t a selfish player because he always wants to do what is best for the team, and I think he has a great future. ‘I don’t want to put too much pressure on Jack, because he is still a young player learning the game, and Dennis was an incredible talent and a champion.
‘But Grealish is a very complete player and I think the key for him is to keep playing like he enjoys his football.’
‘Manchester City need to find a replacement for David Silva next season – and I think Grealish is someone who Pep will look at,’ the Frenchman added.
‘He is English, he has good experience of the Premier League, and he has a great technique but I think Grealish is a player who would interest a lot of top clubs, like United, Chelsea and Arsenal.
‘This has been a tough season for Villa, but I think Grealish will take a lot from it. He has learned how to fight every weekend and we have all seen how much it means to him to play for the club.
‘Playing against Man City at Wembley is a great stage for Jack. But not just him. This is a chance for Villa to win a big trophy and that would have a big effect on the rest of their season.’