Former England star makes £100M Arsenal transfer claim as attacker to be sold?

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Former England midfielder Chris Waddle believes Jack Grealish is more suited to Chelsea than Arsenal.

During his time with Aston Villa – Grealish has developed into one of the best midfielders in the Premier League and a man that was tipped to play for one of the big clubs.

In the end it was Manchester City that swooped in – paid some serious money – and took him to the Etihad in hope that he could devlop into the player that showed so much promise

However – Grealish, has failed to lived up to the billing so far and Grealish’s name has been discussed by the likes of ARSENAL and Chelsea, according to recent reports as they seek to keep on bolstering their squad over the course of the transfer window.

Waddle told Betway: “If you’re buying Grealish, are you buying him as a winger? Tottenham like pace, Jack is not blessed with pace. You’d have to play him in a number 10 role, and they already have James Maddison for that.

“So Spurs no, and I wouldn’t say Arsenal either. Liverpool play a very high tempo game, so I’m not sure about there too. What you’re looking at is, would you play Grealish as a winger or a number 10, or midfield player? If I was buying him I’d be looking to play him in the middle. He does a job on the wing, but wingers create, get round the back, and Jack can’t get round the back.

“Yeah, he doesn’t give the ball away and doesn’t take a lot of risks, gives the side balance. But I think I’d be looking at his old club Aston Villa, I’d be looking to play him in that three in the middle of the park.

‘I’m not sure about Newcastle, they play a high tempo and press. I think he has to go to a side where they are looking to play him as a midfield player.

“Chelsea could be an outside bet with Gallagher possibly going, you could see him playing that midfield role. He’d be more effective there. He’s got vision, he can see things, he’s good at give and go. But he’s stuck on that wing, you’re thinking there is surely more in his locker.

“So if I was a top club looking for a winger, I’d be looking at players ahead of Grealish.”

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