Grealish inspired Villa’s 3-0 win over Arsenal last weekend – Bukayo Saka’s comments ahead of England’s friendly with the Republic of Ireland show just how highly Mikel Arteta rates the midfielder.
“Before we played against Villa at the weekend we did analyse him and picked him out as one of their main threats and he showed it in the game,” Saka said.
City are also considering a move to take Grealish’s team-mate Luiz back to Manchester, according to the Star.
The 22-year-old midfielder joined Villa from the Etihad in a £15m switch last year – but City insisted on a £25m buyback option being inserted into the deal.
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