The Carabao Cup semi-final second leg between Aston Villa and Leicester in January 2020 was one of the most exciting football games I saw right before the pandemic. Villa won the game, but the performances of Jack Grealish and James Maddison stood out to me. In a fantastic game, both players were superb.
Grealish has progressed since that night. He is a Manchester City and England player who, based on his performance against Arsenal on Saturday, appears to be at ease under Pep Guardiola.
Gareth Southgate is unsure about him despite the fact that he has played for England once. He was not included in the original 33-man team for the European Championship, and he was not even mentioned when Southgate announced his revised selection last week. More concerning, however, was word over the summer on the football grapevine that Leicester would be willing to sell Maddison.
Brendan Rodgers, the team’s manager, has not confirmed this and has remained openly supportive. Nonetheless, Arsenal showed interest, which might not have been altogether unpleasant if it had ever materialized into a firm offer.
Source: Daily Mail