Mills: Grealish may 'rubber-stamp' Aston Villa exit after friends reveal
Danny Mills has claimed Jack Grealish could “rubber-stamp” his Aston Villa exit by impressing for England at the European Championship.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Leeds United defender suggested a potential buyer will move quickly if he can prove himself on the European stage.
Football Insider learned on June 10 the Villa captain had told friends he remains keen on a move to Premier League champions Manchester City.
Grealish is currently away on international duty with England but was an unused substitute in their opening group game – a 1-0 win over Croatia.
England are now well placed to qualify from Group D and will be hoping to go all the way to the final on 11 July.
“I think at the moment there are clubs looking at him who will be confident in his ability and will know exactly what he can do,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
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“If he goes out and has a very good Euros and performs at the highest level on the highest stage it will probably rubber-stamp the deal and put his price up or his personal terms.
“The buying club will be more sure because we don’t know what he’s like in the Champions League, we don’t know what he’s like in the big international matches yet. We’re all pretty confident he’s going to be very, very good and will be able to handle that easily.
“If he goes out there and performs very well at the Euros they’ll suddenly go ‘Yes, he can do it on the biggest stage and without a doubt, we take him immediately. If we have to pay a little bit extra, so be it.’”