Michael Owen, one of the legends of Liverpool and England who later played for Manchester United and Real Madrid has cast aspersions on the quality of the English lads and the their over bloated price tags.
He was referring to Sancho who was bought for 80 million pounds sterling by Manchester United and Grealish that Manchester City paid 100 million pounds sterling for.
Owen said: “I think English clubs are facing a big problem of buying over priced local lads. When watching Grealish I see a €30 million lad, absolutely not the €100 million Manchester City paid for him.
“Also looking at Sancho I can see a €25 million lad in him, definitely not the €80 million Manchester United paid for him. Grealish falls all over the place even before he gets tackled, if he notices a shadow coming towards him, he goes down to the floor. Sancho just disappears completely.
“For now Chelsea’s Lukaku and Liverpool’s Van Dijk have shown that they deserved to be among the most expensive lads in Premier league, their performance is full of talent and commitment. The English lads still need to prove themselves.”