Date: 31st May 2021 at 6:05am
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People will question Jack Grealish’s potential role at Manchester City just like they did with , claims former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie.

£54m-rated Grealish continues to be linked with a move to the Etihad, with The Telegraph reporting earlier this month that the 25-year-old attacking midfielder is a target for Pep Guardiola.

City are a side, however, that are already blessed with attacking quality, with their manager able to call upon the likes of Mahrez, Raheem Sterling and Kevin De Bruyne.

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It was the same when Mahrez himself arrived, joining a squad that not only had both Sterling and De Bruyne, but also Leroy Sane and Bernardo .

And now Hendrie believes Grealish could find himself in a similar situation if he does end up joining the Citizens in the summer – doubters questioning whether he is going to play or not.

“It’s a bit like Mahrez when he went to Manchester City,” the exclusively told TIF. I think everyone said, ‘Will he play?’ and he sort of gradually built himself into being one of the main players.

“I feel that it doesn’t matter where he [Grealish] goes. He’s going to go for a big fee and he’s going to have to be a regular member. You can’t just bring someone in for 100 million plus and not be a regular starter in the football club.”

Indeed, for the sort of money he could go for, it is hard to imagine Grealish being a bench player at the Etihad if such a deal does come to fruition.