Jack Grealish has the world at his feet, but it hasn’t been all plain sailing for the 26-year-old super-talented midfielder.
He has come a long way since his loan spell with lowly Notts County in 2013 as a skinny 18-year-old. After making his Villa debut in the 2014/2015 season, Jack came to life in the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool and helped his side progress to the final. However, Villa were relegated from the Premier League in the following season.
Playing under the radar in the Championship for three seasons, Jack found his talents were mainly hidden from wider world although the Villa faithful all knew he was a 24-carot diamond in the making. Becoming captain in March 2019 was the making of him as Jack led Villa to a record 10 straight wins and the club back into the Premier League.
Suddenly, the world had woken up to the talented ‘Super Jack’ and he became the most talked about footballer in Europe. England beckoned and he made his debut in September 2020. Almost a year later, he was playing a part in England’s route to the Euro 2020 Final and is now one of the first names on the team sheet for the World Cup 2022 qualifiers.
On 6th August 2021, Jack became the most expensive footballer in Britain, signing for Premier League Champions, Manchester City for a staggering £100m, ending a 19-year career at his boyhood club, Aston Villa. He can look forward to big domestic and European games, and possibly becoming a World Cup winner!