Former Aston Villa midfielder and Sky Sports pundit Lee Hendrie has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that he would not swap Jack Grealish for Paul Pogba.
Speaking on the day of Manchester United’s postponed Premier League clash against Liverpool, Roy Keane claimed that he would swap Pogba for Grealish “tomorrow” if he had the opportunity to.
From a Villa perspective, though, Hendrie has made it clear that the above is not an idea that he would ever entertain.
Grealish had been in stunning form before his injury, picking up six goals and 10 assists in 22 Premier League appearances.
Responding to Keane’s comments on Grealish and £290,000-a-week man Pogba, Hendrie told FFC:
“Even if he was on £50,000-a-week, I wouldn’t choose to have Paul Pogba at Villa.
“He can be unplayable; there’s no doubt about that. [But] I think I’d rather have Grealish over Pogba at Villa, all day long. The two in comparison… Jack, certainly for me.”
If Grealish does decide he wants to try something new, then Manchester United’s rivals Manchester City look like a more likely destination right now.
Multiple reports, including from Football Insider, claim that this year’s Champions League finalists could look to make a serious push for the England international once the transfer window opens in the summer.