Former Aston Villa striker Dwight Yorke has warned current Villa winger Jack Grealish that he risks ruining his career due to negative media headlines.
The 19-year-old, who has emerged has a key player for the Villa Park side last season, was pictured taking laughing gas in April, before another controversial image of the Republic of Ireland U21 international apparently lying on the floor drunk in Tenerife emerged last week.
“Your reputation gets tainted a little bit with big clubs maybe thinking, ‘he’s a great talent’, which he is, ‘but I’m not sure about him’,” Yorke said.
“If I was his agent or his manager, Tim Sherwood, I’d be saying ‘Listen, what do you think you’re playing at? You do that again and you’ll be having a very, very long season’.”