The Midlands haven Jack Grealish retreats to when not playing football

Former Aston Villa Captain Jack Grealish may have moved over to Manchester City, but we're sure Birmingham and Barnt Green still has a place in his heart.

Let's have a bit of fun and explore why the England star would want to keep coming back to Worcestershire, just on Birmingham's border - Britain's second city. Firstly His trusted barber is in Birmingham.

With his iconic hairstyle, it's unlikely Jack would want to switch barbers. After all, we all know the strong bond between a hairdresser and their client.

For years, Jack has been visiting The Gentleman Barbers, located in Brindleyplace off Broad Street, in Birmingham city centre - from his 'short-Jack-and-sides' days to his current longer trend with alice band.

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The Balti Belt.

Reportedly, Grealish has been a fan of balti curries since he was young, and nothing in Manchester can match the deliciousness of Birmingham's Balti Belt. Barnt Green is just a short taxi ride away from the Balti Triangle of Ladypool Road, Stoney Lane and Stratford Road.

However, the family's favourite Bengali restaurant is actually The Diwan in Moseley.

When he's in the mood for something more upscale, Birmingham boasts five Michelin-starred restaurants - the most for any city outside London. Meanwhile, Worcestershire has six across the county.

Birmingham's St Patrick's Day Parade.

With Irish family roots and a childhood spent playing Gaelic football for the GAA until he was 16, this city has a strong Irish heritage of pubs, culture and the famous St Patrick's Day celebrations. He knows this only too well after attending Our Lady of Compassion Roman Catholic Primary School and St Peter's Roman Catholic Secondary School in Solihull.

Birmingham's St Patrick's Day Parade is the third largest in the world behind Dublin and New York and who wouldn't want to live on the doorstep of such a culturally diverse region that embraces its Irish links.

His family is round the corner.

Mum's the word when you have a crisis, or even want a good old-fashioned roast dinner. Birmingham-born Jack is from a close family and we understand they still live in the area.

There's parents Karen and Kevin Grealish, not to mention his younger brother Kevan and sisters Kiera and Holly.

If he gets nostalgic, there's also Highgate United, where he started his path to footballing glory.

He'll be surrounded by fellow Aston Villa fans (and players).

As a life-long Aston Villa fan, Jack will feel at home staying in Barnt Green, where he not only is more likely to meet Villa fans when he pops to the local Barnt Green Inn or local shops, but also former club alumni.

Former Villa manager Ron Atkinson and Liam Ridgewell are among the notable residents of this leafy village. On his days off, Grealish might even get a chance to return to his old stomping grounds at the Witton Lane stand, where he used to watch Aston Villa play with his father Kevin.

Birmingham is a hub for international sports.

Birmingham hosted the Commonwealth Games and offers a wealth of sporting events for Grealish to enjoy. From first-class cricket at the renowned Edgbaston Cricket Ground to top-tier tennis at the Edgbaston Priory Club, there's no shortage of athletic entertainment.

He can also catch world-class athletics meetings at the Alexandra Stadium, which is currently being renovated in preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

And let's not forget about rugby - Worcester Warriors Rugby Football Club is just a short train ride away.