Jack Grealish ‘cuts summer holiday short’ to return to Man City early after missing out on England’s Euro 2024 squad

JACK GREALISH has reportedly cut his summer holiday short to return to Manchester City early for pre-season.

The playmaker, 28, was a surprise shock exclusion from Gareth Southgate’s final 26-man England squad for Euro 2024.

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Instagram / @jackgrealishHe has been working hard in the off-season while on holiday[/caption]

Instagram / @jackgrealishGrealish shared a video after a training session at Juventus’ academy[/caption]

Grealish responded to the snub by going on holiday to Dubai where he was given a helping hand after letting his hair down.

He then headed to Sardinia with his girlfriend Sasha Attwood.

As well as relaxing with his glamorous partner, Grealish ensured he did not switch off completely.

He shared a topless selfie after getting a sweat on during a workout before then using Juventus’ academy training facilities to keep sharp.

But now the Daily Star state the £100million man will head back to Manchester early.

City’s players not involved in the Euros or Copa America are not due to report for pre-season until July 9.

But Grealish is expected to return a full week earlier than that in an attempt to prove his form and fitness to Pep Guardiola.

Grealish endured an incredibly tough 2023-24 campaign on and off the pitch.


And he even admitted it was a “write-off” of a season, which was rocked personally by a break-in at his home while Attwood and his family were watching him play on TV over Christmas.

The ace managed just three goals in 36 appearances – all coming in a hot streak in December – and a total of ten Premier League starts.

Injuries also played their part – but it was his attitude in training that frustrated Guardiola most come the end of the campaign.

So much so that the winger did not play a single minute in the last four matches of City’s season – including the FA Cup final.

Transfer links suggested he could head out the Etihad exit door this summer, with Bayern Munich said to be keen.

Harry Redknapp told SunSport he thinks Grealish needs to focus on his own form rather than celebrating silverware after his Euros snub.

Redknapp said: “Jack Grealish is a big loss. Maybe he needs to get back to concentrating on his football.

“His form this year has gone to pieces. I’m not sure he’s Gareth Southgate’s cup of tea.”

But Grealish is clearly desperate to prove his worth and fight for his place in the City team.

Speaking after securing a third Premier League title, he said: “I don’t feel like I’ve performed well this season at all.

“Pep’s an unbelievable guy.

“I’ve had times where I’ve struggled off the pitch, you know, I’ll openly say that and he’s been there for me so much, I can only thank him.

“He’s a brilliant manager on the pitch but when I’ve been in his office he’s helped me.”

Guardiola, meanwhile, is confident he can get the best out of Grealish once again.

He said: “Jack will be back.

“He’s struggled this season and Jeremy Doku has made an incredible step forward as everyone has seen in the last games.

“But Jack will be back at the level of last season, I’m pretty sure.”

ReutersGrealish is desperate to impress Pep Guardiola[/caption]

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