Former Aston Villa forward Gabi Agbonlahor has laughed off Piers Morgan’s demand for Arsenal to attempt to sign Jack Grealish.
Grealish has been in superb form for his side this season, scoring five goals and creating five assists in the Premier League.
He has also broken into Gareth Southgate’s England side and now looks certain to be part of his squad for next summer’s European Championships.
Grealish was strongly linked with a move to the likes of Manchester United in the transfer window, but eventually committed his future to his boyhood club by penning a new five-year deal at Villa.
Despite this Morgan, who is a huge Gunners fan, took to Twitter on Tuesday to ambitiously suggest: “Arsenal should break the bank for Jack Grealish in January.
“If we don’t get some creative flair into the team, we’re going nowhere – and he’s the most creative player in the country.
“Offer Villa £100m or him or £50m + Ozil, Mustafi and Xhaka. I’m deadly serious.”
Responding to his tweet, Agbonlahor ridiculed Morgan’s request – and hinted that Grealish is not his biggest fan after the TV presenter heavily criticised him for breaking coronavirus rules earlier this year.
“I think first of all Piers Morgan saying that is going to put off Jack off [going to Arsenal] anyway as during the lockdown he hammered him in the media, so Piers Morgan isn’t helping them get him anyway, Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.
“I don’t think he’s a big fan of Piers!
“Look where Arsenal are… I’m sure if he ever wants to leave Aston Villa he’ll be looking at a lot better teams than Arsenal.
“This season Aston Villa have tied him down, and will there be bids in the summer? I’m sure there will be.
“But Aston Villa have rich owners who don’t really need the money from a sale of Jack Grealish.
“At the moment would they want to sell their best player, who for me all their goals and assists are coming from? I just don’t see it happening.”
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