‘Let’s do it!! As long as I can bring Pogba as a +1’: Jack Grealish AGREES for a night out with Sportsmail’s Graeme Souness…
- Manchester City’s Jack Grealish has agreed to a drink with Graeme Souness
- England star wants former Man United player Paul Pogba as his plus-one
- Both Grealish and Pogba have been criticized by the expert in recent times
- Souness, 69, said the best players should learn to accept the negativity
Jack Grealish has given Graeme Souness the green light after being invited on a night out by the former Liverpool captain – but only if he can take Paul Pogba with him.
Souness has taken aim at Grealish several times in recent weeks, pushing in his latest Sports post column that the Man City winger must learn to live with negative comments.
When discussing the criticism of talkSPORT, the 69-year-old jokingly said, ‘I’d love to have a night out with Jack! I’m not sure if I could stay with him, but I’d enjoy a night out with him.”
Graeme Souness (R) has joked about his drink offer to Jack Grealish (L)
It wasn’t long before Grealish accepted Souness’s invitation, but he couldn’t help but poke fun at his biggest critic by calling on Pogba – who has also been regularly criticized by Souness in the past – to join them.
Along with two smiling emojis, the England international responded to the talkSPORT clip on Twitter, saying: ‘Let’s do it!! As long as I can bring Pogba as +1’.
It follows an ongoing dispute between the pair, with Souness claiming Grealish has not improved since his £100m move from Aston Villa last summer.
The 27-year-old scored his first goal of the season against Wolves last weekend, having scored just three league goals in his first season for the Citizens.
Grealish and Paul Pogba were opponents before – and now the English ace wants him as a plus
Souness had said he was “not a quick learner,” prompting the player to reply, “I don’t know what his problem is with me. He always says things about me.
‘I try not to read much of it. It’s hard when he’s on Sky Sports and it’s all over the training ground sometimes. He was clearly a great player and won a lot, but I don’t know what it is with what he says about me or what problem he has.”
Souness, who has spent five decades in football, insists he has no ‘vendetta’ against Grealish or Pogba, who he also criticized during his stint at Manchester United.
Of the now Juventus star, he said: “When I tried Paul Pogba it was because it was Man United and I think I was the first to call Pogba out as an average player in our league. I think I was 100 percent proven at the end of the day.’
French midfielder Pogba, 29, is currently playing for Serie A side Juve after his contract at Old Trafford expired in the summer.
Grealish is currently on duty in England before returning to potentially compete in the Manchester derby on October 2.
Grealish’s next game for City is the Manchester derby – the first since Pogba joined Juventus