'Come back': Aston Villa's Jack Grealish sends message to Carles Gil

Aston Villa  fans celebrate during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Birmingham City at Villa Park on February 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Carles Gil made a bright start to life in the Premier League with Aston Villa but is now playing in MLS with New England Revolution.

Carles Gil of Aston Villa during the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Watford at Villa Park on November 28, 2015 in Birmingham, England.

Jack Grealish has taken to Instagram to tell former Aston Villa teammate Carles Gil that he would be welcomed back in the Second City with open arms.

Few had heard of the diminutive play-maker before he joined Aston Villa from Valencia in January 2015 for a fee of £3.2 million, according to the BBC.

But Gil quickly made his mark in claret and blue, scoring with a stunning, swerving shot on his first start for the club against Bournemouth in the FA Cup.

 

Gil quickly established himself as a fans’ favourite with his skill, intelligence and eye for a spectacular goal earning the midfielder plenty of admirers.

But, with consistency proving elusive, Gil fell down the pecking order with Villa in almost constant transition.

After a brief and forgettable spell back in Spain with Deportivo la Coruna, which ended in relegation, the 26-year-old was offered a fresh start by New England Revolution.

New England Revolution forward Carles Gil (22) looks for options during a match between the New England Revolution and FC Cincinnati on March 24, 2019, at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough,...

And it is fair to say Gil is thriving in a new environment. He has scored three goals in three games already for the MLS outfit with some pundits even claiming that he could be one of the best signings in New England’s history.

Jack Grealish, who is still playing in Villa colours, clearly thinks the gifted play-maker has a lot left to offer, writing on Instagram: ‘Gilly come back to Villa’.

Carles Gil of Aston Villa in action with team mate Jack Grealish during a Aston Villa training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on April 01, 2016 in Birmingham,...

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