Date:14th July 2021 at 6:57pm
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England’s Euro 2020 journey may not have ended the way that they wanted, but Gareth Southgate’s team can still return home knowing they have made the nation proud and gone further than any England side in history.

The Three Lions’ remarkable run to the final, including a standout 2-0 victory over Germany and 4-0 win over Ukraine in the quarter-finals, had risen expectations ahead of the showpiece against Italy, but Southgate’s side ultimately fell agonisingly short as they lost 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

A number of England players impressed throughout the tournament, including Jordan Pickford, Luke Shaw and Kalvin Phillips.

Arguably the biggest star of England’s tournament, however, was Aston Villa’s Jack Grealish.

The Villa captain put in some scintillating performances coming off the bench during games against Germany and Denmark.

Now, with the players having returned home, talk has turned to the future of the 25-year-old.

The attacking midfielder has been heavily linked with a move to reigning Premier League champions Manchester City.

Grealish only started one of England’s seven games at Euro 2020

However, one ex-England icon is now warning the playmaker that a move to the Etihad may not be the right decision for Grealish.

Speaking to BonusCodeBets.co.uk, John Barnes suggested that Grealish may find his opportunities limited if he joined Pep Guardiola’s star-studded squad.

“Joining Man City may not be a wise move for Jack Grealish,” the former Liverpool man said.

“Is Man City the place for Jack Grealish? You’ve got Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden, you don’t need another number ten.

“If he goes there, what kind of player is he going to be? He’s not in the England team because you can’t play all number tens.

“With the amount of attacking players City have – De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, Foden and Raheem Sterling – whose place is he going to take in that team?

“If he doesn’t play ahead of them, why is he going to Man City?”

It had been widely reported that City had agreed a £100 million deal for Grealish, a player who Guardiola has previously revealed his admiration for.

However, following Grealish’s performances at Euro 2020, City may well face stiff competition for the player’s signature.

 
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