Chelsea transfers: Paul Lambert urges Jack Grealish to stay at Aston Villa

Chelsea transfers: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert wants Jack Grealish to stay at Villa Park

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Paul Lambert believes Jack Grealish should continue to develop his career at Aston Villa and ignore interest from Chelsea.

The 19-year-old midfielder, who is a boyhood Villa supporter, is set to become a free agent next summer, alerting the Blues to the young talent.

Villa teenager Grealish has made three appearances in all competitions for the Birmingham side this season, continuing to impress at Villa Park.

And manager Lambert feels Grealish, who has been capped by the Republic of Ireland at Under-21 level, would be best-served staying at Villa.

“This is the best place to be because he’s getting the chance to get round and about our first team,” said Lambert.

“He’s playing little bits here and there but he’s still far from being an establish player. He’s not near the finished article. But he’s developing, which is great. The way his career is going hopefully something will be done.”

Grealish is yet to decide his international future despite racking up six appearances for Ireland’s Under-21 side.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Exclusive interview
The Sport Review
Exclusive interview: John Barnes on why Roberto Firmino is Liverpool FC’s most important player
The Sport Review
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
The Sport Review
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
The Sport Review
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
2018 Review
The Sport Review
Milestones and memories, with Federer, Djokovic, Nadal, Halep, Radwanska, and more
The Sport Review
Gary Lineker sends message to Mo Salah after Liverpool FC’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth
The Sport Review
Arsenal to consider selling Mesut Ozil in January – report