O Manchester city closed the summer transfer market movement with the arrival of Jack Grealish, both for the money they invested (while Romelu Lukaku’s arrival at Chelsea is awaited for up to €130m) and for the impact of the transfer, as the best Premier League team adds one of the talents to their post. most important in England in recent years.
But in addition to the hatred generated by the SkyBlue team for different reasons, the signing of Grealish generated a lot of criticism due to the impressive investment they made for a football player who has not yet played a game in the UEFA Champions League and, for many, a stranger in the elite. A matrix of opinion that has been generated due to the lack of knowledge about the talent of the player who, without going too far, has been one of the best players in the Premier League in the last two seasons.
Why Manchester City paid over €100 million for Grealish?
– Talent differential: Grealish is one of the most talented players in the world. His ability to make a difference at any stage has made him one of the stars of the Premier League, to the point of having superior numbers to many contrasted players in the elite, despite playing in a team where the other pieces are far from his level. See his last two seasons in the English Premier League, for example:
20/2019: In a team that fought not to be relegated from the first moment and with a very poor performance. he just saved them
2.5 key passes per game (3rd behind Kevin de Bruyne and James Maddison)
8 great opportunities created in the season
2020/21: Change of sporting direction, better signings, the team improves and he (with 3 months missing due to injury) shows his talent
16 goals produced (10 assists -4th in the table behind Kane, De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes-).