Manchester rivals United and City should be looking at investing £100 million ($133m) in Jack Grealish rather than Jadon Sancho, says Kevin Phillips, with the Aston Villa playmaker expected to smash the British transfer record at some point in 2021.
Transfer talk continues to rage around the talented England international on the back of his efforts for club and country.
Grealish has shown that he can cut it among the Premier League elite, while also slotting seamlessly into the Three Lions fold under Gareth Southgate.
Phillips believes Grealish is destined to become the most expensive British player of all-time, with that standing snatched from Gareth Bale, with it easy to argue that he would be a better option for “the wealthiest clubs” than Borussia Dortmund winger Sancho.
Former Villans striker Phillips told Football Insider: “It is crazy – £100 million, but he is a player that is just getting better and better. At times he is theatrical but technically he is an outstanding player. He is one of the best players in the Premier League.
“Would someone be willing to pay £100m? I think they would. I do not think it will happen in January but at some point soon I think someone will.
“He is still young and he could play at the top for five, six, seven years.
“Only the wealthiest clubs could afford to sign him, the likes of United or City. Sancho is worth over £100m and, for me, I would rather have Grealish.
“I cannot see him leaving in January, he is committed to the club this season but I think he will reassess next summer.”