TL;DR news on Jack Grealish at April 22, 2023
Grealish uploaded a photo on Twitter yesterday and in it he can be seen to be carrying the same thumb injury that he suffered against Tottenham toward the end of last season. Grealish and Foden both came on for the Three Lions on Wednesday night, as Gareth Southgate's side set up a meeting with Italy in the final on Sunday. Gerry Foley is a cousin of Jack Grealish, the England squad member who caused a stir in 2015 by defecting to his homeland after representing Ireland up to U21 level. A key option from the bench with two assists to his name, Grealish has proven his quality on the biggest stage, and is showing City what he could offer if he joined. Grealish was substituted on in the second half against Denmark, but was unusually replaced for the second period of extra time, just after Harry Kane had put England ahead. Explaining the decision, manager Gareth Southgate said: "In the end, Raheem was causing so many problems and was so difficult to play all night that it was going to have to be Phil or Jack to come off. "For the Denmark game I would go with Jack Grealish. And such is the notoriety of the shot, when images of Grealish and Saka nonchalantly draped over the Wembley seats after Wednesday's famous win emerged, fans were quick to hark back. Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane, Jack Grealish and Bukayo Saka will be among the players most likely to appeal to companies, according to Alan Seymour, a sports marketing expert. Thomas Mueller spurned a golden chance to equalize soon after when he shot wide when through on goal and Kane sealed the win in the 86th with a stooping header from a Grealish cross. Noel King was the man to hand both players their U21 debuts, with Grealish getting six caps at that level, while Rice had five U21 caps. While Villa's prospects are very much reliant on the future of Jack Grealish, the odds are currently stacked in Smith's favour to keep hold of his captain for at least another season. As such, the summer transfer market has seen City heavily linked to Harry Kane and Jack Grealish, with talk of Lionel Messi returning as his Barcelona contract ran out. It looks like Jack will be quite a dapper grandad, perhaps expect to see him in another 40 years taking a starring role dressed as Father Christmas.