Wolves fans have been reacting in their droves on Twitter after a journalist revealed that Steve Bruce dubbed Aston Villa star Jack Grealish as the best player in the Championship.
Grealish, 22, has been in the best form of his career this season, even though he spent three months on the sidelines with a serious kidney injury he sustained in the pre-season.
The former England Under-21 international has made 20 appearances in all competitions since returning to fitness for Villa, scoring one goal and supplying four assists.
Grealish has been widely criticised in his senior career at Villa Park for not reaching the lofty potential that was once seen in him when emerging though the West Midlands club’s academy.
Off-field antics have not helped the attacker’s cause but it appears that Bruce is now getting the best out of the 22-year-old.
Telegraph journalist John Percy posted an interview with Grealish on his personal Twitter account on Monday night which including Bruce’s controversial claim that the Villa attacker is the best player in the second-tier.
— John Percy (@JPercyTelegraph) March 19, 2018
It was met with a hoard of Wolves supporters who vehemently disagreed with the Villa boss and swamped the replies with their angry – and shocked – reactions as they all lost their minds with confusion.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Neves is better.
— Lee ???????????????? (@Gestifuture) March 19, 2018
Haha best player in Championship? Come on John ???????? pic.twitter.com/yqkQ4EohIf
— Matt Whitten (@salopwolf) March 19, 2018
Best player in championship being a Wolves fan would be unfair to name a player in my team better but Fulham have 2 players better by a mile.
— Graham Cope (@GrahamCope1) March 19, 2018
Lmfao won't be going premier league anytime soon
— Tom (@WolvesAyWe90) March 19, 2018
How many errors can be fitted into one sentence? “Best player in the championship”, promotion and England pic.twitter.com/VUmKGcUTNt
— EzzaWolf (@ezzalodge) March 20, 2018
Best player in the championship? Elaborate please…I like to work with facts. I mean for a start I'm pretty sure Douglas has more assists this season than Grealish in his entire career?
— Sarah (@sarahbellita) March 20, 2018
My 7 year old Grandson is better than Jack Grealish
— Wolves Fan (@OAKES9) March 20, 2018
#AstonVilla will be looking to move their biggest financial assets on with the financial FairPlay starts to take hold next season in the championship… @JackGrealish1 might make a decent bench warmer in the #wolvesfc squad but does come over immature .
Prefer James Maddison
— lincs wolf (@nickprobert4) March 20, 2018
Good article. Serious possibility he could join Wolves in the Prem next season. Help out Avfc FFP worries when they stay down, and he won’t even have to move house.
— Andy Jasper (@JaspsUFK) March 20, 2018