In a few hours the news of the definitive sale of Grealish to the City could arrive. But for Aston Villa fans, the situation has almost turned upside down: it is Grealish who has sold the club.
On reflection, the terms most used in the transfer market are not exactly flattering if you reflect on the fact that they refer to human beings. Buying, selling, lending, giving and trading are not terms that are generally used to talk about a person. Ultimately, however, the “purchase” of a player is only the compensation by a team of the years of contract that a player will not respect with his old club. But for the Aston Villa fans, the situation has almost turned upside down: it’s true, City will pour 100 million pounds into the Villans’ coffers but… it’s Grealish who sold the Villa.
JUST NOW? – When a player who was considered representative leaves, it always hurts the fans. Even more so if with him the team had improved a lot in recent years and was building a convincing project with many excellent players to support him. Villa took the revelation Buendia from Norwich, Bailey from Bayer Leverkusen for the wings and Danny Ings for the attack. Now Cantwell could come to replace Grealish, also from Norwich. But if at Villa Grealish it was the undisputed phenomenon, at City it will be just one of many phenomena and this can make all the difference in the world. A fan wrote to him on Twitter: “I’m devastated, man. I thought he could stay another year at least with all the purchases we made“.
GOODBYE – “I knew it was going to happen but I didn’t expect it to happen when the club gains ground“. So, as the DailyMail, the fans already seem resigned as the news circulates that the 25-year-old will sign with Citizens within the day. “So goodbye, Grealish. You sold your club to join a plastic franchise“. However, there is a fan who makes a broader reasoning: “The City is killing the cheese. How can a team compete with a club that has the financial support of an entire nation?“. It has already been some time since the controversy linked to Financial Fair Play has rekindled in the face of every very high purchase (100 million pounds), which will probably be reviewed in the coming years. Meanwhile, the Villa will have one less Jack Grealish.
August 5, 2021 (change August 5, 2021 | 12:31)
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