Jack Grealish set to snub Gary Lineker's brother after being left out of England's Euro 2024 squad

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish is set to snub Wayne Lineker's offer to go to Ibiza after missing out on England's Euro 2024 squad

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 10/06/2024

- 13:49

The Manchester City winger failed to make the cut last week

After Jack Grealish was left out of the England squad for Euro 2024, the Manchester City winger was invited to spend time in Ibiza with Gary Lineker's brother, Wayne.

Yet the Manchester City star reportedly has a different plan in mind after failing to make Gareth Southgate's 26-man party.

Grealish was previously expecting to be on the plane to Germany for this summer's European Championships, despite a frustrating season.

But the City star was a big name omission from the squad, having scored just three times across all competitions.

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish is set to snub Wayne Lineker's offer to go to Ibiza after missing out on England's Euro 2024 squad


One England star asked Southgate for clarity on the decision once the news broke.

And many others reportedly feel the 28-year-old should be on the plane, despite his dip in form.

After his snub, Wayne Lineker said it was 'great news' after a post said Grealish would be heading to Ibiza.

Yet the former Aston Villa star, according to The Sun, plans to jet to Dubai instead.

Grealish's brother, Kevan, has booked a big apartment in the Middle East where they'll be cheering England on from.

The report also says Grealish is planning a holiday with long-term partner Sasha Attwood, too.

Sasha, it's claimed, had been expecting to join other WAGS in Germany.

She has reportedly stayed in Cheshire, instead of joining Grealish, his brother and close friends in Dubai.

But the couple will seemingly spend some time together once Grealish has let his hair down and returned from his holiday in the Middle East.

A source is quoted as saying: "Jack intends to enjoy the unexpected time off.”

Southgate, meanwhile, confirmed Grealish was left 'devastated' by his recent snub.

Speaking last week, the England boss said: “I have just delivered a really difficult conversation to a lad who is devastated.

"I think the world of him as a kid. It certainly doesn’t get any easier.

"You put yourself in the shoes of a player, a parent. You understand that for these players this is a devastating moment.

“We knew we had a couple of really difficult days coming up."


Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish was 'devastated' after missing out on a place in the England squad for Euro 2024


Scotland icon Gordon Strachan, meanwhile, feels Southgate was right to leave the likes of Grealish, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford out of his squad.

Speaking to Prime Casino, he said: "Rashford has not had a good season. He's a good player, but he's not had a good season.

"If you think about the boy Anthony Gordon, Eze at Crystal Palace, who I think could be the surprise package for England and really make a difference when needed, both of those players have produced better campaigns and are in better form than Rashford this year.

"As a manager, sometimes you pick players because of what they’ve given you before, or because you think they can produce something special, even if they are not in the best form.

"The reality is that that very rarely happens. Players don’t click into form just because they’ve got on a plane.

"That's the choice you've got to make as a manager, especially with forwards.

Jack Grealish

Jack Grealish was snubbed from the England squad after struggling for Manchester City last season


"Defenders can usually keep the level of consistency the same because the game comes at them. For forwards it's different.

"You've got to pick players who are on form at that moment in time; players that have been performing for the last two or three months.

"I don’t have a problem with Gareth leaving Rashford behind. I don’t have a problem with him leaving Grealish behind.

"Fans and pundits need to remember that Gareth sees things differently. No one can see the England team and the players through Gareth’s eyes.

"It would have been difficult for him to make the decision to leave out Grealish and Rashford, but these are the calls you need to make as a manager. You need to be stubborn."

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