Jack Grealish
Jack Grealish

Crystal Palace set eyes on Aston Villa’s midfielder Jack Grealish as a replacement to £80million Wilfried Zaha this summer

  • Crystal Palace thinks Jack Grealish can help fill the attacking midfielder void of Wilfried Zaha’s departure.
  • The Eagles are open to allow the £80million worth forward Zaha to depart this summer.
  • Grealish, who is on Tottenham’s lineup of targets, is also in Palace’s favour.

Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace are looking at Aston Villa’s skipper Jack Grealish as a potential replacement to Wilfried Zaha who they are open to let go for a fee of £80million in the summer transfer market.

Crystal Palace has lined up Jack Grealish, who believes that the skipper can help fill the attacking void when Wilfried leave the club next season. The 28-year-old English attacking midfielder, who can also work on either wing in the field may not match up to Wilfried but would considerably help fill the void after his departure.

The Palace’s forward Zaha has a value of £80m and any money generated from the player’s sales would be reinvested to bolster the squad by adding Aston Villa’s English midfielder who is also on Hotspur’s line up of targets.

Twenty-three-year-old Jack Grealish, a talented star and a product of Villa’s academy has so far made 140 appearances and 12 League goals ever since he joined the senior side at Villa Park in 2012. The Englishman has also represented both England and the Republic of Ireland below 21 levels.

Crystal Place lacks creativity in the midfield and failed to secure points in the Selhurst Park’s levels. And Zaha, as being the club’s most creative star, the rest of the Eagles will struggle to fly once he leaves. However, proper replacement like taking in the reliable midfielder Grealish would undoubtedly help ease the impact left by his departing.

England manager Gareth Southgate has previously advised Grealish that he needs to play regular Premier League football to get promoted into his team.

Predictions are going on for Palace’s wish of contracting Grealish that rests on whether Aston Villa would drop the promotion. And it would be a surprise move if the Eagles obtained the signature of Graelish this summer.