Frustrated with Jack Grealish’s poor form, coach Pep Guardiola wants to bring the English midfielder into the trade for AC Milan’s Rafael Leao.
Landing at Etihad Stadium more than 2 years ago with a record transfer fee of 100 million pounds, Jack Grealish still has not met the expectations of The Citizens fans.
The 27-year-old midfielder has only scored 7 goals and 4 assists in 56 appearances under Pep Guardiola’s reign.
Notably, recently Jack Grealish mainly hit the bench and has only “shot” once since the beginning of the season.
Out of patience with the English player, Pep wants to liquidate urgently. However, the barrier lies in the towering salary of £ 300,000 Jack Grealish receives a week at the Etihad.
Sources from Calciomercatoweb said, Man City came up with the idea of exchanging Jack Grealish for Rafael Leao, who has only 18 months left on his contract with AC Milan.
The English team is ready to make up for the salary of the former Aston Villa player to make the changeover go smoothly.
At the age of 23, Rafael Leao is a prominent attacking star in European football, with impressive performances on the left wing of AC Milan.
At the 2022 World Cup that just took place, although he was only launched from the bench, Leao also had two goals for Portugal, in the victory over Ghana and Switzerland.
Currently, Rafael Leao has gathered with his Milan teammates, preparing to welcome Serie A back on January 4. However, he also admits that he is ready to take on a new challenge in his career if given the opportunity.