Fabregas sends message to £100m target

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Aston Villa star Jack Grealish has been linked with a move to Chelsea in the past, and fresh rumours claim that Chelsea are potentially eyeing the Villa star, although nothing concrete has come out of that.

Grealish has earned praises from many top managers following his form for the Villans, and it is expected that he will light up Euro 2020.

He didn’t play for the Three Lions in their first game against Croatia, but former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has backed him to be a massive impact player in the competition.

“In the 2008 European Championships, I started the tournament as, let’s say, Spain’s number 12 player. I was always the first change, the player to come off the bench,” Fabregas wrote in his Telegraph column.

“My job to start with was to make an impact and, actually, I enjoyed it knowing that I’d usually get my chance in the 55th or 60th minute trying to make a difference and this is something that I believe Jack Grealish or Jadon Sancho could do for England at this tournament.

“Substitutes can be so, so important at this point in the season and in these short tournaments. I can tell you and I would say the same to Grealish or Sancho or whoever else, that playing 30 minutes in tournaments like this you can be much more important than someone who plays from the start.

“I know that for sure because I experienced it myself. In half-an-hour you can kill a game and everyone can be talking more about you and how you played for 15 minutes or whatever than the guy that started from the beginning. And, of course, in 2008 I ended up starting the final and winning.

“It slowly built up for me and it can be like this for Grealish or another one of the England players. You need to be ready at any moment, to either play, when you have been on the bench, or to come off the bench and make an impact.”

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