I’m fascinated by how everyone on this thread acts. so much anger and bitterness. Not just with Grealish and him leaving, but what he’s currently doing, saying and going to do.
It all intrigues me, because I’m just not there, emotionally. I don’t care that much. I’m never really that fussed about the concept of “loyalty” in regards to football and clubs. Probably because I recognise most players don’t value “loyalty” in the same ways as fans do. Players nowadays are glory hunters, chasing the money, chasing the trophies, chasing the fame. Yep, Jack is one of them, so is Harry Kane, so is most players. In our hearts we all know this, and always have.
I never want “loyalty” from any of our players, but what I want is consistent good performances.
To me, I’m not overly surprised Jack was looking for a way out and got the clause inserted in to his new contract. At the time of signing that contract, Villa survived by the fluke of goal line technology failing. He’s a class player and he knew this. He simply wants that glory… and Villa was and still is a bit off that CL Football and the money that comes with it. He couldn’t wait, and frankly Villa may not even have got CL in his remaining career! He’s personal ambition came first.. no real surprise, as it’s the way of football.
The “my club” tweet was just a fan pleasing tweet at the time, and at the time he wasn’t going anywhere. Only in hindsight the tweet backfired on him
As far as the guff he’s said since, he’s always been overly honest in interviews. He hasn’t really said anything too damning Tbf.. he’s Impressed with City’s players, facilities and pep. As well as why he got a clause inserted. Which we already knew. All of it, wasn’t spoken like a professional, but it’s Jack, you know, the encyclopaedia of stupid.
I really can’t rouse my emotions to care for him. Negative or positive. He’s moved on, so have I. Bring on Ings, Bailey and Buendia, you have some big performances to match