He would fit like a glove.

The swaggering Aston Villa star is a throwback to the maverick footballers of the 1970s.

He oozes flair, matching the likes of George Best, Rodney Marsh, Alan Hudson and Tony Currie.

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His flashes of mesmerising individual skill invite desperate lunging assaults from dazzled defenders.

Jack Grealish takes risks, knows when to gamble and is fearless - fine assets to become an adopted Manc.

Talk of a £100m move to Manchester City has reached fever pitch.

Jack Grealish should relish a move north as Rusholme will feed his love of a good curry

The idea of Kevin De Bruyne and Grealish - a game-changing England star - gracing the Etihad on the same side is a vision of footballing heaven for Blues fans.

But our pals at Birmingham Live reckon Jack should stay put in the village of Barnt Green, on the Birmingham and Worcestershire border and not move to Manchester - even if the transfer goes through.

They say his love of curry means he should remain for the grub on the 'Balti Triangle' in Brum.

Us Mancs know there's no better place for that kind of grub than Rusholme's Curry Mile.

Families travel from all over the country to the restaurants on Wilmslow Road.

If Jack favours fine dining, the city is brimming with options, including French cuisine at 63 Degrees; the Parisian style brasserie on High Street; the Michelin starred Mana, in Ancoats; and enough top notch Italian restaurants - Gusto, Fumo, San Carlo, and Cicchehetti - to satisfy any Serie A squad.

Jack has apparently used the same Birmingham city centre barbers for years. His hairstyle is a much a statement about the man as his rolled down match-day socks.

Jack Grealish will have no trouble keeping his signature haircut looking in sharp with a wealth of barbers in Manchester's Northern Quarter

He would be spoilt for choice in Manchester's Northern Quarter when it comes to having his locks tended to.

Jack has the personality to handle razor-sharp Manc footballing humour, which is compulsory when having a classy snip in Maclure's on Hilton Street - where City star Bernado Silva has been a customer.

The Brummies say the star is proud of his Irish roots. He he is from a Catholic family and once played Gaelic football.

Well, in Manchester he can truly indulge in his heritage. Perhaps he'd like to link arms with evergreen councillor Pat Karney at the front of the next St Patrick's Day Parade through the city.

Read why our colleagues at Birmingham Live reckon Jack should stay put HERE

The Irish World Heritage Centre in Cheetham Hill, staging music and cultural shows, is a magnet for the Irish community in the north west - and from its 'Wild Geese Bar', there are panoramic views over the city centre.

And, if he needs to boost his iron levels, he will find reputedly the best pint of Guinness in Manchester in backstreet pub Mulligans, off Deansgate.

It already has a footballing pedigree, being the place where United legends Roy Keane and Denis Irwin would kick off a night out.

Jack Grealish - a £100m target for Manchester City

Does Jack seriously want to carrying on living in a pretty Midlands village and commute up the M6 to City training sessions?

There is risk he will be in sitting traffic in Walsall while the squad begins tactical workouts as they defend the Premiership title.

He would be spoilt for choice if he moved north - whether he's into slick city centre living or wants an idyllic rural retreat.

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Jack could take a leaf out his potential future manager's book, and like, Pep, live in a luxury city centre apartment - and cycle to work - or walk through revamped New Islington, along the Ashton Canal to work.

The recent hit TV show Manctopia reflected on the city's billion pound property boom.

He could drive in his Birmingham made, high-powered Range Rover from a leafy Manchester suburb or Cheshire village.

Roe Green - a quiet village 10 miles from The Etihad Stadium

Picture postcard Worsley is just 10 miles from the Etihad Stadium - and the neighbouring hamlet of Roe Green is already home to some City backroom staff.

There is always the option of trendy Didsbury, with its big, vintage homes, cool shops and bars; and the golden triangle of Wilmslow, Alderley Edge and Prestbury.

In Manchester, he would also be heading to a city world famous for its sporting status - United, City and international cricket at the Old Trafford home of Lancashire.

Our nightlife is in a different league, with clubs, pubs and bars as diverse as its cosmopolitan population - from the quirky to the booming; from the flash to the glorious backstreet boozer for a quiet pint.

Jack Grealish

Manchester is already on the tour lists of global music stars, with the Manchester Arena and smaller venues - like the acoustically perfect Bridgewater Hall and Albert Halls popular.

With work underway on the new 23,500 capacity £350m Co-op Live Arena near the Etihad Jack will be able to see major rock and pop icons.

The Brummies suggest if he stays in The Midlands, he will be near his family and can remain surrounded by adoring Villa fans.

He is just 25 and stands on the brink of gaining international superstardom.

This City team is inching closer to European glory each year.

Jack's loyalty to Villa is admirable, but it is time to step up another level, let his talent grow and embrace the true Second City.

I made the move from Walsall in 1982... and never looked back.