Collymore suggested that Grealish could choose to leave Villa Park in order transform his international status, as he’s yet to decide whether he’ll represent England or the Republic of Ireland at international level.
“Where he goes on his career path is going to be interesting. If he’s at Villa for life like Agbonlahor he could get in the England squad six or seven times – If clubs like Tottenham or Arsenal start looking at him, it becomes a completely different ball game,” he said.
As things stand, he doesn’t really have any need to look for a move away from the club.
Villa manager Tim Sherwood has found a role for him in the current side and has given him an opportunity to impress, which he may not get at another club.
Sherwood is allowing him to develop and if he continues to play to his full potential, the benefits of international football will eventually find him regardless.
What he needs to bear in mind if he chooses to join a team like Arsenal or Tottenham is that there’s no guarantee his career will work out for the better.
Both of those clubs already have good central midfield options and if he’s not playing regularly, his chances of playing for England or Ireland are going to be limited.
A move away from Aston Villa may be something he entertains at a later stage in his career but for now it doesn’t make a lot of sense.